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Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe (Candied Jalapeños)

Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe From Pioneer Woman is the ultimate sweet and spicy mix! Perfect on burgers, sandwiches, nachos, or on their own!

This Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe has quickly become a family favorite! Ideal for sandwiches and much more.

What Is Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy?

Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy has a unique flavor. To make a powerful condiment, spicy jalapeño peppers are marinated in a sweet sugar glaze. The jalapenos soften while maintaining their fire, which is offset by the sugar-based glaze.

This recipe makes a small amount of Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy, but it can easily be doubled or tripled to produce a huge batch of Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy.

Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe
Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe

Can I Make This Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe With Other Peppers?

Absolutely. This Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy can be made with any variety of chile pepper. Simply cut them into rings and continue with the procedure. However, some peppers are clearly larger than others. Cut them into tiny pieces.

The method works well with hotter peppers. Personally, I enjoy candied habaneros. Amazingly delicious. The candying process significantly reduces the heat of Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy or any pepper, so they will not be as fiery as you might imagine. Make these using superhot chili peppers like scorpions or Reapers as well. Oh, no!

Can I Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Ahead Of Time?

Yes, this Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy dish is ideal for making ahead of time since the jalapenos need a couple of weeks to plump back up and for the tastes to mellow down and mingle together.

If I’m patient enough, I’ll wait 3-4 weeks before opening a jar, but let’s be honest, sometimes I just want the sweet-heat deliciousness now. 1-2 weeks is a nice compromise.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy?

  1. Remove and discard pepper stems, then cut peppers into 1/4-inch slices. Set pepper slices aside.
  2. Bring to a boil apple cider vinegar, white sugar, garlic powder, turmeric, and celery seed in a big saucepan. Reduce heat to around medium-low and simmer for five minutes.
  3. Raise the heat to roughly medium-high to re-boil the mixture. Once the water is boiling, add pepper slices. Allow it to bring to a boil, then decrease the heat to medium-low and simmer for four minutes.
  4. Transfer the peppers to clean glass canning jars using a slotted spoon, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top rim.
  5. At this time, just the syrup should remain in the saucepan. Raise the heat to bring the liquid to a rolling boil. Continue to boil for about six minutes.
  6. Pour the syrup over the jalapeño slices in the jars. If you see any air pockets, slide a clean spoon into the jar to release the trapped air. Fill jars to within 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the top rim.
  7. Wipe the jars’ rims with a damp paper towel, and then screw on the lids of the canning jars. If desired, label and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 to 2 weeks (3-4 weeks for optimal flavor). If properly refrigerated, your pioneer woman texas cowboy candy has a shelf life of up to three months.
Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe
Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe

What To Serve With Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy?

  • As an appetizer with cream cheese, goat cheese, or any other cheese of your choice.
  • On hot dogs and hamburgers.
  • Combine with Avocado Egg Salad, chicken, or tuna salad.
  • Chop and combine with 1000 Island Dressing for a spicy kick in salads or as a dip.
  • Sprinkle a few sprinkles on top of the Deviled Eggs.

Recipe Variations

  • Double: as crazy as it may sounds, once you try this cowboy candy, you might want to make a double batch the next time. This recipe is easily doubled… just make sure to double all the ingredients, but keep the cooking process and times the same.
  • A slider bar will appear if you mouse over the serving size number in the recipe card down below. Simply drag the bar in either way until the desired number of servings appears, and it will automatically calculate the appropriate quantity of each ingredient!
  • Peppers: technically, you can “Sugar” any pepper, so if you’re feeling adventurous, try using stronger peppers like serranos or habaneros! Maintain the same procedure.
  • Milder: while candying reduces the intensity of the jalapenos, if you’re concerned about the heat, core the peppers before slicing.

How Long Do You Water Bath Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy?

Place jars in a canner and cover with 2 inches of water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Set the timer for 10 minutes for half-pints or 15 minutes for pints after it achieves a full rolling boil. When the timer goes off, move the jars to a cooling rack using canning tongs.

How To Use Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy?

This Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy recipe can be used in a variety of ways. Here are a couple of my personal favorites:

  • Dip with Candied Jalapenos.
  • Serve a jar of cream cheese with crackers and toast. It would also go well with pickled peaches. The combination would be fantastic.
  • Beans Baked.
  • Add them to your favorite baked bean recipe (we like Slow Cooker Refried Beans).
  • Grilled Meat Use these to marinate and/or top your favorite beef and pork meals. Consider how delicious this sweet and spicy glaze would be on chicken wings.
  • Cocktail garnish for sandwiches and hamburgers.
Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe
Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe

How To Store Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy?

Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy should be kept refrigerated in an airtight container. When kept refrigerated and the lids are shut after each use, they should last around 2-3 months.

I use a permanent marker to put the date I prepared the pickles on the lid so I can tell when it’s been 2-3 months. Ours, on the other hand, never survive that long before we consume them!

They may be stored in the pantry for a year if scanned in a typical water bath. But, once again, only if you’ve canned them.

  • Pint-sized Jars: I like these wide-mouth jars since they are easy to fill.
  • Large pot: You may use any big pot for this, but I prefer to use my trusty dutch oven.
  • Disposable gloves: Your grocery shop would most likely have better pricing on these, but I wanted to show you the kind I like.

Recipe Tips

There are many additional cooking tips for this pioneer woman’s texas cowboy candy recipe and these are a few of them :

  • Fresh is best: the greatest pioneer woman texas cowboy candy is prepared from fresh jalapenos. The skin of the pepper should be firm and free of deep blemishes. Find peppers that are regularly proportioned so that your slices are uniform in size.
  • Slicing: because you’ll be slicing 1.5 pounds of peppers, you’ll need a sharp knife and steady hand, a food processor with a slicing blade, or a mandoline.
  • Gloves: because pioneer woman texas cowboy candy is known for fluctuating in heat degrees, I like to use disposable gloves while dealing with them. The oils released while chopping peppers may cause burning and skin discomfort. And please don’t do anything like wipe your nose or eyes before thoroughly washing your hands. Don’t ask me how I know how much it’ll hurt… So, believe me, put on your gloves.
Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe
Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe

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Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving ( 1 Container )

  • Calories 240
  • Total Fat 0g
  • Sodium 900mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 60g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 36g
  • Protein 0g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 24%
  • Iron 0%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe (Candied Jalapeños)

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 20 minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 45 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:240 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe From Pioneer Woman is the ultimate sweet and spicy mix! Perfect on burgers, sandwiches, nachos, or on their own! This Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe has quickly become a family favorite! Ideal for sandwiches and much man

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Remove and discard pepper stems, then cut peppers into 1/4-inch slices. Set pepper slices aside.
  2. Bring to a boil apple cider vinegar, white sugar, garlic powder, turmeric, and celery seed in a big saucepan. Reduce heat to around medium-low and simmer for five minutes.
  3. Raise the heat to roughly medium-high to re-boil the mixture. Once the water is boiling, add pepper slices. Allow it to bring to a boil, then decrease the heat to medium-low and simmer for four minutes.
  4. Transfer the peppers to clean glass canning jars using a slotted spoon, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top rim.
  5. At this time, just the syrup should remain in the saucepan. Raise the heat to bring the liquid to a rolling boil. Continue to boil for about six minutes.
  6. Pour the syrup over the jalapeño slices in the jars. If you see any air pockets, slide a clean spoon into the jar to release the trapped air. Fill jars to within 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the top rim.
  7. Wipe the jars’ rims with a damp paper towel, and then screw on the lids of the canning jars. If desired, label and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 to 2 weeks (3-4 weeks for optimal flavor). If properly refrigerated, your pioneer woman texas cowboy candy has a shelf life of up to three months.

Notes

  • Fresh is best: the greatest pioneer woman texas cowboy candy is prepared from fresh jalapenos. The skin of the pepper should be firm and free of deep blemishes. Find peppers that are regularly proportioned so that your slices are uniform in size.
  • Slicing: because you’ll be slicing 1.5 pounds of peppers, you’ll need a sharp knife and steady hand, a food processor with a slicing blade, or a mandoline.
  • Gloves: because pioneer woman texas cowboy candy is known for fluctuating in heat degrees, I like to use disposable gloves while dealing with them. The oils released while chopping peppers may cause burning and skin discomfort. And please don’t do anything like wipe your nose or eyes before thoroughly washing your hands. Don’t ask me how I know how much it’ll hurt… So, believe me, put on your gloves.
Keywords:Pioneer Woman Texas Cowboy Candy Recipe
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Sodium 900mg38%
Total Carbohydrate 60g20%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 36g
Protein 0g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 24%
Iron 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

David Lucas

Wednesday 31st of August 2022

If I water bath the cowboy candy do I still need to refrigerate it?

Mohamed Shili

Wednesday 31st of August 2022

Yes, you do!