Sunday, September 2, 2018

Simple Candied Jalapenos from 12oz Jar of Dollar Tree Pickled Jalapenos -Two Ingredient

I was enjoying a burger with some BBQ Sauce, onion and pickled jalapenos the other day and I wondered if I could turn a small jar of Dollar Tree pickled jalapenos into Simple Candied Jalapenos... Turns out, I could:@) And the best part, it only calls for a jar of 'penos and some sugar. It takes about 1-2 weeks for the peppers to become candied. I've seen recipes for huge gallon jars, but I really like this smaller scale version.
 Oh and... If you start this now, 
you'll have killer candied jalapenos for your nacho platter for the football games next Sunday:@)

Two Ingredient Candied Jalapenos-from Caramel Potatoes
16 oz jar Jalapenos + 1 C sugar
12 oz jar jalapenos + 3/4 C sugar
  1. Drain liquid from jar, pour peppers into bowl, add sugar and stir to begin to dissolve sugar. 
  2. Pack back into original jar and use spatula to add sugar/juice from bowl. Put on lid (tightly) , set jar in a bowl, and place in fridge. 
  3. Turn jar upside down to mix sugar/liquid every so often (I suggest at least once/twice a day).
  4. Let marinate for 1-2 weeks.


  1. I'd love to pop a pickled pepper, Lynn! I've done this with dill pickles (the huge jar), but never Ruth jalapeños. This small batch would be perfect for me! Thanks!

  2. I've never heard of candied jalapeños. It sounds delicious though! Will try it for sure
    xoxo Ros (

  3. Sounds easy enough, Are candied jalapenos less hot than regular jalapenos?

    1. Howdy! Since the seeds and membranes are still there, these can bite back a bit! If you make a homemade one like my Bread and Butter 'Penos and cut out the seeds etc, then they are pretty tame:@)

  4. What an easy recipe! Perfect to have on hand for game day food!! P.S. Bless those folks helping with lab rescues!!!

  5. This will be awesome, I am starting a jar of these today! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  6. Do you throw away the drained juice or cover them back up with it?

    1. Howdy! I tossed the juice, mixed the peppers/sugar then just put the peppers and whatever sugary juice they made back into the jar. I kept turning it upside down since the peppers did not end up 100% covered in juice. Still eating them, still really good:@)

  7. oooo- Pinned this! I am all about that nachos suggestion!


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