Total Time
120hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 120 hrs

A friend at work gave these to me last Christmas, and I had to have the recipe. These are so good! I can eat them right out of the jar, but they are especially good on burgers with monterrey jack cheese, with turnip greens, or peas or beans (southern style). The amount of sugar is an estimate...basically you equal it to the amount of jalapeno slices you have. Easy and delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 28 ounces jalapeno peppers, sliced in a jar
  • water
  • 1 12 cups sugar


  1. Drain all the juice from the jar of peppers. Rinse with water a couple of times. Remove the sliced jalapenos from the jar, making sure they are well drained.
  2. Place a cup of peppers back into the jar, followed by a cup of sugar. Continue to alternate the layers in equal measure until you have used up your peppers.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Shake the mixture twice a day (every 8 hours) for 5 days.
  5. At this point, you can divide them up into smaller jars for gifts, or enjoy them yourself!
Most Helpful

Loved these!!! I reduced the recipe, to a smaller jar (9 oz.) and the sugar, accordingly. After faithfully and dutifully shaking the jar for 5 days, I was rewarded with these green gems, glistening brightly, just calling for the cream cheese and crackers! I obliged! :) The sweet from the peppers is wonderful against the cream cheese, with the hint of the heat, at the end. I think that I'll be making these to include in the gift baskets I make for my friends around the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing, breezermom!

alligirl September 18, 2010

Well, this was a bit of a treat. A friend and I got to talking, and I mentioned this recipe to her, and ended up making it. I used a small can of slivered jalapenos that were labeled "hot" marinated. They've actually been sitting around for about a week in the sugar. Just pulled some out with whipped cream cheese and crackers -really a nice treat. They are still quite not, but the sweet/hot taste works well with the cream cheese.

duonyte December 30, 2013

Finally, after waiting 5 long days, my jalapenos were ready for tasting. I have to admit that I might have tasted one or two along the way - hope that was not too much of a sin. They certainly do have a after-bite, but it is addicting. Can't wait to serve these with some cream cheese. I plan to keep a jar handy at all times. Thanks for the post! Made for Everyday is a Holiday tag.

DailyInspiration October 15, 2011