Add half of required sugar, bring back to a boil then add remaining sugar.
Continue heating and boil 1.5 minutes. (cook to 65 Brix; 3.2 pH: 220°F sea level).
Remove from heat.
Skim and pour mixture into jars.
Invert jars for 3 minutes then turn jars upright and let cool.
*To prepare peppers, cut in half and discard seeds and stems. Cut into small pieces or chop with food processor.
Note: there are many combinations of peppers that produce different colors, flavors, and heat. A typical combination is 2 1/2 Cups prepared bell peppers and 1/2 Cup prepared jalapeño pepper. A few drops of food coloring may be added if a deeper color is desired.