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SMOKED ALMONDS

Ingredients:

½ cup honey

½ cup brown sugar

3 Tbsp melted butter

1 Tbsp sea salt

1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

8 cups unsalted almonds

Directions:

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 almonds.

Optional:

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 the nuts.

While they are still warm and the coating is gooey, sprinkle some additional sea

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 almonds, and

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! WHAT!!!! The

honey must have absorbed moisture from the air that night. Rather than throw

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.