Sugar-Free Candied Jalapeños

Discover how to make Sugar-Free Candied Jalapenos using no calorie monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar. They’re sweet and spicy and virtually indistinguishable from the store-bought version.

I love the Hot & Sweet Jalapenos from Trader Joe’s but I wasn’t thrilled with all of the ingredients, especially the sugar. So, I figured out how to recreate the recipe in a healthier way.

Discover how to make Sugar-Free Candied Jalapeños using no calorie monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar. They're sweet and spicy and virtually indistinguishable from the store-bought version. | www.grownupdish

My Lettuce Grow Farmstand is overflowing with Jalapenos. Here’s what I picked in just one day:

Discover how to make Sugar-Free Candied Jalapeños using no calorie monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar. They're sweet and spicy and virtually indistinguishable from the store-bought version. | www.grownupdish
All of these peppers were grown in my Lettuce Grow Farmstand – a self-contained hydroponic growing tower that can be used inside or out. Check it out HERE and message me if you have questions

I’m always looking for ways to reduce sugar, without sacrificing taste. One of my favorite “tricks” is to substitute Lakanto Monkfruit sweetener. Made with only monk fruit sweetener and erythritol, it’s a healthy cup-for-cup alternative to ordinary sugar. Monk fruit has zero calories, zero net carbs, and is zero-glycemic.

Discover how to make Sugar-Free Candied Jalapeños using no calorie monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar. They're sweet and spicy and virtually indistinguishable from the store-bought version. | www.grownupdish

Monk fruit sweetener is safe and can help manage blood sugar levels. For this recipe I used the “original” formula but it also comes in a golden formula (closer to a brown sugar). We use it all the time: in coffee, in baked goods and as a sugar substitute in most of our recipes.

I swear this isn’t a sponsored post, or a monkfruit commercial, but here’s a video that will tell you more:

How to Make Sugar-Free Candied Jalapenos

This recipe is super easy to make in about 15 minutes. All you do is chop the Jalapeno’s. I wear disposable latex gloves for this. Then you throw everything in a saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. Let cool completely and store in glass jars in the fridge. Couldn’t be easier.

Make Sugar-Free Candied Jalapenos using zero calorie monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar. They're sweet and spicy & virtually indistinguishable from the store-bought version. | www.grownupdish.com

How To Use Sugar-Free Candied Jalapenos

There are endless uses for these sweet and fiery peppers. You can use them to:

  • Top a burger or a hot dog
  • Add them to your taco filling
  • Stir into cream cheese for a bagel topper or an hors d’oeuvre
  • Sprinkle them on your nachos
  • Add them to your cornbread or biscuit batter
  • Toss a few in your guacamole or potato salad
  • Add the syrup to a cocktail (spicy margarita anyone?)

PIN IT!

Discover how to make Sugar-Free Candied Jalapeños using no calorie monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar. They're sweet and spicy and virtually indistinguishable from the store-bought version. | www.grownupdish
Discover how to make Sugar-Free Candied Jalapeños using no calorie monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar. They're sweet and spicy and virtually indistinguishable from the store-bought version. | www.grownupdish

Discover how to make Sugar-Free Candied Jalapeños using no calorie monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar. They're sweet and spicy and virtually indistinguishable from the store-bought version. | www.grownupdish

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Discover how to make Sugar-Free Candied Jalapeños using no calorie monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar. They're sweet and spicy and virtually indistinguishable from the store-bought version. | www.grownupdish

Sugar-Free Candied Jalapeños


  • Author: jzmcbride
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 6-ounce jars 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic

Description

Discover how to make Sugar-Free Candied Jalapenos using no calorie monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar. They’re sweet and spicy and virtually indistinguishable from the store-bought version.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup Jalapeno peppers, stemmed and sliced 1/4 thick, approximately 8 – 10 peppers
  • 3/4 cup granulated monkfruit sweetener – I prefer the Lakanto brand 
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed or coriander seed (or combo)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until Jalapenos soften, about 4 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool completely (at least an hour).
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer Jalapenos to a clean glass jar. Pour syrup over peppers to cover the jar leaving 1/2 inch at the top. 
  4. Affix jar lid and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
  5. Sugar-free Candied Jalapenos can be refrigerated for 2 months.

Notes

  • I like to wear disposable latex gloves when I chop the peppers.
  • If you prefer, you can chop the cooled peppers after step 2 to make a relish.
  • Category: recipe
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: sugar-free, jalapeno, jalapeno relish, diabetic, keto, no sugar, relish, condiment, sugar-free condiment, pepper relish

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