Prep Time: 10 Minutes
1 (8-ounce) jar diced jalapeños
1 cup sugar
2 (8-ounce) blocks cream cheese, softened
At least 24 hours before serving, drain jalapeños; add them and the sugar to a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Pour mixture back into the jar and place in the refrigerator. Shake the jar once or twice to make sure the sugar dissolves completely. When ready to serve, place softened cream cheese in a large bowl. Use a mixer to beat until smooth. Drain candied jalapeños, being sure to reserve the syrupy liquid. Add jalapeños to cream cheese, and stir to combine. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of reserved liquid to the mixture to thin out the dip and add flavor. Spoon into a serving bowl, and then serve with assorted crackers.