Cowboy Candy

Cowboy Candy created by PanNan

I bought a jar of these little dandies at a craft fair last year, and have been looking for some in stores without success. So instead I decided to find a recipe and make some. These are very hot with the seeds, or less so if seeded first. A cowboy candy slice is delicious served with cream cheese on a cracker. For a nice appetizer presentation, place 3 oz block of cream cheese on a plate. Top with 2 tbsp of cowboy candy, and place crackers around the edges of the plate. Note of warning: when slicing the jalapeno, I suggest wearing disposable latex gloves. Also, the fumes, while slicing and cooking, are strong (but fabulous)! This recipe represents the state of Texas.

Ready In:
40mins
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ingredients

  • 1 14 cups sliced fresh jalapenos
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 cup water
  • 1 drop green food coloring (optional)

directions

  • Slice jalapenos, and place in a small sauce pan.
  • Add water and sugar.
  • Cook over medium heat until boiling.
  • Reduce temperature to low, and simmer until the liquid has reduced, and the sugar water has become syrup-like (about 15- 20 minutes depending on temperature of heat source).
  • Let cool and place in clean jelly jar.
  • Store in refrigerator.
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"I bought a jar of these little dandies at a craft fair last year, and have been looking for some in stores without success. So instead I decided to find a recipe and make some. These are very hot with the seeds, or less so if seeded first. A cowboy candy slice is delicious served with cream cheese on a cracker. For a nice appetizer presentation, place 3 oz block of cream cheese on a plate. Top with 2 tbsp of cowboy candy, and place crackers around the edges of the plate. Note of warning: when slicing the jalapeno, I suggest wearing disposable latex gloves. Also, the fumes, while slicing and cooking, are strong (but fabulous)! This recipe represents the state of Texas."
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  1. Sandra W.
    Great recipe! I also use some yellow or red bell peppers and a little onion. It looks like there is not enough water but there is. Try not to overcook it because the crispy pepper is better than a soggy one so keep it to a 20 minute cook time.
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  2. Toni in Colorado
    I'm not rating this particular recipe because I haven't tried it. I also bought a jar at a craft show and loved it with cream cheese and crackers. When I try this recipe, I will review it. Thanks PanNan for your recipe.
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  3. jdyste_571480
    Our peppers are really hot so next time we will remove the seeds to mild it, but the recipe is great!
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  4. stormylee
    Yess. Fabulous stuff! Thank you for sharing!
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  5. Piper Lee
    HOLY MOMMA OF HOT STUFF!<br/><br/>These are awesome bites of full flavored flames! Great recipe!<br/><br/>I made a trial batch of these to see how they taste and what a treat. Now I've got to go buy some more jalapenos so I can make a BIG batch.<br/><br/>I'm going to make them to take to a dessert auction were having at church. These will be a hit!<br/><br/>My mouth is still on fire, but what a great burn!<br/><br/>Thanks for posting!
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