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Two cups whole raw almonds
One-quarter cup butter
One tablespoon seasoned salt
Two teaspoons white sugar
One-half teaspoon onion powder
Melt the butter in a skillet, add the almonds and stir. Remove from heat and cover. Stir a bit every minute or so for 10 minutes.
Place the salt, sugar and onion powder in a spice grinder, clean coffee grinder or blender and pulverize until it becomes a fine powder. The finer the dry ingredients, the better they'll stick to the almonds.
Dump the almonds in a colander and strain off the melted butter. Spread them out in a baking sheet and coat with the salt mixture.(use a pan that will fit in your smoker. I use a pizza pan)
Smoke at about 225 degrees with a light flavored wood like apple or alder until the nuts are lightly toasted. Remove and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container. This smoked almond recipe makes about two cups, which can go pretty fast. Better make a double
Smoked nuts are an easy item to fix up for giving as gifts or for having at your home.
Today I did 4 lbs of smoked Almonds on the Traeger. I let them smoke at 180F for the first couple of hours then up to 325F for the last 30 minutes.
Here is the recipe:
4 lbs Almonds raw
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons celery salt
I just melted the butter and added the brown sugar and celery salt. I used a whisk to make sure it was well incorporated.
After that it is just a matter of mixing and getting them into a pan on the BBQ of your choice.