Cowboy Candy serves as a delicious condiment to slather over crackers with cream cheese, spoon over burgers or spicy sausage links, or to top a crispy baked flatbread crust. The sweet and spicy pickled combination makes this a winner every time! Watch out… It’s addictive!
3 pounds jalapeño peppers
6 cups sugar
2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs garlic powder
1 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Slice jalapeños into rounds. (We use the slicing blade on our food processor.)
Combine the remaining ingredients in a pot on the stove. Bring to a hard boil over high heat. Reduce heat and keep at a low boil for five minutes.
Add jalapeños and heat through for 3-5 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, ladle jalapeños into clean jars. Then top with the spicy juice to fill jars within a 1/2” from the rim.
Wipe rims. Twist on lids and store in the fridge for up to one month.