I decided to give out smoked nuts as Christmas gifts. Using different recipes from the SMF, I managed to conjure up a method. The seasoning was something I picked up at Williams and Sonoma. Honestly it wasn't worth the price and I'll just make my own rub next time. I made about 14 pounds worth so I have plenty to give away to family and friends.
Mixed together some egg whites, melted butter and the seasoning. Used 5 egg whites and a stick of butter per 7 lbs of nuts. Turned out it was the perfect amount to make the seasoning stick but not cause the nuts to stick together. I ended up adding some extra Jeff's Rub because it was close to what I bought at the store.
Lots of tossing to get it good and mixed.
Covered my smoker racks with foil and just poured the nuts directly onto the racks. Worked pretty good but needed a bit more space for the amount I was doing. Here's 3 of the 5 racks.
The other two
Smoke coverage was pretty good. Used Hickory wood.
All done. The tray on the bottom left got a little carmelized due to a brief flare up of my hickory chunks. Other than that turned out pretty good.
Loaded into blue mason jars and wrapped with a ribbon.
The smoke flavor was a little heavy, but they have a week to mellow in the blue mason jars. They smell good though! Thanks for looking.