½ cup honey
½ cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp melted butter
1 Tbsp sea salt
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
8 cups unsalted almonds
Place butter in a large bowl, and microwave for 30 seconds to
melt. Add honey,
brown sugar, salt and cinnamon to the bowl, and mix well.
Add unsalted almonds and mix thoroughly to completely cover the
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp garlic powder
Walnuts, pecans or other nuts
We use Q-MATZ (available on our website, it’s an A-MAZE-N product!), but
you can use
aluminum foil or cookie sheets, sprayed with PAM.
Spread nuts evenly over Q-MATZ or lightly coated pans.
Smoke at 100° (low temp) for 2+ hours. We use Apple, Cherry or
Maple for light smoke flavor.
Raise temp to 250° for 45 minutes to 1 hour to set the coating on
While they are still warm and the coating is gooey, sprinkle some
salt on the nuts. Wait until they cool and break them apart.
Smoking at low temps for 2 hours adds a great smoke flavor to the
a light sprinkle of sea salt really enhances the flavor.
One night, we left the nuts out overnight in the pan, and was set
to vac pack
them in the morning. The whole pan of nuts was gooey again!
honey must have absorbed moisture from the air that night. Rather
the whole batch out, we put about ¼ cup of sugar in a bowl, and
threw in a
handful of our now gooey nuts.
OMG!!! We added more sugar, and the rest of the gooey nuts, and was
able to turn our failure into some of the BEST SMOKED ALMONDS WE’VE EVER HAD!!!
Next time we’ll use ¼ cup honey and ¾ cup brown sugar, and
definitely coat in sugar.