Cowgirl Candy (Candied Sweet Peppers)

Cowgirl Candy (Candied Sweet Peppers)

Cowgirl Candy

Carson Morby
A sweet, and mild version of a vinegar based tangy treat. Great on sandwiches, burgers, and more.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 16 Mini Sweet Peppers
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Celery Salt


  • Cut the sweet peppers into small rings.  Remove the seeds.  Mix water, sugar, apple cider vinegar, salt, and celery salt in a sauce pan.  Bring to a boil.  Add the sweet peppers.  Lower the heat, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.  Remove from heat, and let cool.  These go great on burgers, sandwiches, salads, and much more! Enjoy!
Keyword cowgirl candy, pepper, sweet pepper

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Here is a super simple, and quick recipe.  Cowboy Candy A.K.A. Candied Jalapenos have been making the rounds like crazy that last couple years.  It is sweet, crunch, spicy, and delicious!  Some people can’t handle the spice, but still want that sweet, and crunchy touch to their sandwich.  For those that don’t want the heat, this recipe is perfect.  It is essentially the same recipe as Cowboy Candy, but with sweet peppers instead of jalapenos.  

I should probably explain the meaning behind the name of this recipe.  I should make it clear that it is called Cowgirl Candy because it is pretty and sweet, not because girls can’t handle spicy food.  I know plenty of the ladies out there like spicy food, as well as gentlemen who can’t even handle it.  So the lesson here is that this recipe is called Cowgirl Candy because it is sweet and pretty!

If you are looking for some texture, along with sweet, and tangy flavor added to a hamburger, hot dog, sandwich, or anything else, I invite you to try out these delicious peppers!  Enjoy!