Has any made candied jalapenos? How did you do it and how did they turn out?
I make this chocolate cherry chili fudge for my friends and would like to dress it up for gift giving this year.
One of the things I wanted to do was maybe put a candied jalapeno ring, or a curled strip of candied jalapeno, on the top. I'm going to try to make them this weekend, but am afraid they will turn out olive green and mushy.
Any recommendations? I suppose I could add green food coloring to the syrup I simmer them in, but I don't really want that kelly green look either. Can you buy candied jalapenos?
Other ideas I have are
- cook jalapenos in simple syrup long enough to flavor it, then poach dried cherries in the syrup to plump them and give them some heat, and use those for toppers. Or set them in a candied pepper ring, if those come out OK.
- as above, and use the jalapeno sugar syrup to brush the top of the cooled fudge, then sprinkle with coarse sugar and a little cayenne