Kooyon Mac & Cheese

Our newest addition to the TTs Pepper Jellies line of delicious products is called Kooyon Kandy, also known as candied jalapenos.  These thinly sliced fresh jalapeno peppers are a sweet, spicy, crunchy condiment that can be enjoyed by themselves or in a variety of dishes.  They are a delicious and healthy snack that are low in calories and a good source of vitamins A&C!  Add them to your salads, nachos, charcuterie boards, burgers, etc.; the possibilities are limitless!  One of our favorite ways to enjoy our Kooyon Kandy is in Mac & Cheese; see the recipe below:


  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni pasta
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup Kooyon Kandy


  1. To make the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute, or until the mixture is smooth. Gradually whisk in the milk, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, or until thickened. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese until melted. Add Kooyon Kandy to cheese sauce.
  2. Cook the macaroni pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and add it to the cheese sauce. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour the mac and cheese into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Top with extra candied jalapenos if desired.
  4. Bake the mac and cheese in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and bubbly.Let the mac and cheese cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!