Smoked Almonds

These smoked nuts are great for parties.  A couple of hours start to finish and you have a delicious smoky snack.

Smoked Almonds

  • 2 pounds plain almonds
  • 1/4C melted butter (give or take – I don’t measure)
  • 1/4C BBQ Rub (any store-bought rub, or make your own – see below)

Mix together almonds, melted butter and rub.  Use enough butter to coat the almonds.  Smoke at 230-250 degrees with hickory (or maple or oak or whatever you have) for 1-2 hours until nuts are roasted through.  I use a BBQ wok pan to hold the nuts while smoking and stir a few times. Sprinkle with kosher salt while still warm.  These nuts are great once cool, but are that much better while still hot!

Smoked Almonds

Smoked Almonds

Sweet With Heat BBQ Rub

  • 3/4C kosher Salt
  • 1/2C brown sugar
  • 1/2C paprika
  • 1/2C granulated garlic
  • 1/3C granulated onion
  • 1/2C chili powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons Chipotle Powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper, ground fine
  • 1 tablespoon coriander, ground fine
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed, ground fine

Mix all the ingredients together, getting out all the lumps.  Store in an airtight jar for a couple of months.  I use this for everything from pork, chicken and Alex’s favourite, sweet potato fries.


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