Dried hot peppers
If you’re still looking to use those hot peppers, dehydrating them is the best way to make them last all winter. Turn your oven to its lowest possible setting, and place the peppers across the racks (as opposed to on a pan) for 4-8 hours. You can even turn the oven off, and the trapped heat will still help speed the process along. They may need to remain in there for a couple of days to get fully dehydrated - you can tell they’re done when they’re totally hollow.
Then you can run them through a food processor (I actually use one of those coffee grinders with the blade in the top) to turn them into crumbles that can be sprinkled on your food to give it some bite. It took about half those peppers to turn into one spice container’s worth of spice.