I would post a link but the owner of this site doesn't want that and I feel it’s wrong to post someone else’s post. If you go to chow.com and search for Tangy ranch cashews recipe you should get it.
I like the citrus tang. The second time I made them I cut the salt in half and added 2 tablespoons of ranch dressing powder. A better flavor for me.
I use raw nuts for this and I use ½ cashews ½ pecans. I use whole cashews if you use halves then they might cook faster.
I start low at 100* and work up so I can get more smoke on before there done. I coat with a light coat of light EEVO ( I spread them out and lightly spray with oil and then toss together to coat all sides as light as I can ) and put in smoker on q-mats.
I do this in my electric smoker and use the amns with alder dust the first time and cherry and hickory mix for the second time. I stir or re spread the nuts every ½ hr and after 3 hrs of increases in temp and I am up to 250-300* . The amns will catch fire by the time the smoker gets to 250* so I take it out when that happens and just finish the nuts in the hot smoker.
As soon as I take them off I put in ziplock bag and add spices and shake. Then out on parchment paper to cool.
The next time I try this I want to coat with a watered down Maple syrup instead of oil. I have not tried this yet but want to.