I can’t even begin to tell you how much I adore these Candied Jalapeños. They’re sweet, they’re spicy, SO addicting, and my new favorite homemade gift to give.

Thank you, Dixie Crystals, for sponsoring this post. You can skip right to the recipe HERE.

Candied Jalapeno Recipe | www.mountainmamacooks.com

I love receiving and giving homemade gifts this time of year. Because I’m not very crafty (read: not crafty at all), all of the homemade gifts I give come out of my kitchen. Cookies are an obvious choice to hand out this time of year but they’re not always my favorite thing to give. Some of my favorite food gifts are homemade chips and salsa, chex mix, and whatever canned goods I preserved in the fall.

Candied Jalapeno Recipe | www.mountainmamacooks.com

I preserved these Candied Jalapeños a few months ago and they might be my favorite thing I’ve ever canned. If you like the sweet and spicy combo you’re going to love these. THey’re not like burn your face off spicy. More of a runny nose kind of heat, you know? I can’t stop once I start. They’re sweet, spicy, crunchy, and kind of my everything right now. My favorite way to eat them is on crackers slathered with cream cheese. Omg, you guys, just try it. My second favorite way to eat them is in a grilled a cheese. My third is on ground beef tacos. Yes, yes, and yes!

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These are super simple to make and could easily be your Saturday afternoon project if you’re still looking to make something homemade for the holidays. Besides having a few jars of these on hand are perfect for when you need a quick appetizer. Pour a jar of these Candied Jalapeños over a brick of cream cheese, throw some Wheat Thins on a plate and voile. BEST appetizer ever.

Candied Jalapeno Recipe | www.mountainmamacooks.com

GET THE RECIPE FOR THESE CANDIED JALAPEÑOS——> HERE

This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals. Please know that all thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own. I only use products and work with brands that I love and already use in my kitchen anyway!

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9 Responses to Candied Jalapeños

  1. omg Kelley–Robbie will love these. I happen to have a few Jalapeños in the fridge!

  2. Shannon Clifford says:

    Does the processing time need to be adjusted for high altitude, or is 10 mins. fine for this recipe?

    • Kelley says:

      You need to adjust for high altitude. Add 5 minutes more for 1,000 feet to 3,000 feet, add 10 minutes for 3,000 to 6,000 and add 15 minutes for 6,000 feet or higher. I live just below 7,000 feet and processed mine for 25 minutes. Let me know how they turn out. I’m obsessing over these right now!!

  3. Norma says:

    This is a delicious recipe, these are wonderful! I wanted to suggest not using a metal knife to get any bubbles out as suggested, use the chopstick or a plastic knife. Anything metal sliding around in a glass jar can cause unnoticeable stress fractures in the glass, allowing for the possibility of the jar breaking during the water bath.

  4. Shannon Clifford says:

    I made this recipe just before Christmas & served it over cream cheese with crackers at our family Christmas party. It was a big hit! It was simple to make & oh so delicious. Even I (the hot food wimp) could eat it! Every couple got to take a jar home as a gift.

    I too live just below 7,000 feet, and really appreciate the adjustments already being figured out for me. Thank you for all the great recipes!

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