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Smoked Spicy Mixed Nuts

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Wanted to get some good spicy mixed nuts done for Christmas Day
Used a modified version of Geek with Fire's recipe
2 TBS Warmed Bacon Fat ( we keep a container in Fridge for gravies etc)
40 oz Mixed Nuts
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup Tapatio
1/4 Tsp Chipotle Powder
Heat the fat in a Wok add Nuts to coat then add the remaining ingredients until sugar melts and nuts are well coated
1 Tsp Dry Mustard
1 Tsp Chili Powder
1 1/2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tsp Cayanne Pepper
1/4 Cup Honey

Stir together and simmer over med low heat for 20 minutes stirring regularly. Do Not Walk Away - This will burn in a heartbeat
Remove to pan with holes to allow smoke to penetrate and smoke for about 4 hours

Here is the Wok prep

Here they are loaded into the pan with holes

After 4 hours in the smoker

These are a little sticky yet but very tasty
post #2 of 15
Yowza! Those do sound spicy. Gonna go great with some Chrismas beers.

points.giffor a smoke well done.

Well it won't let me give you points right now, but know the intention was there. :)
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
suprisingly they are not that hot - but I am a chilihead
Thanks for the attempt on the points
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
So on day two they actually have a good smoke flavor - they did not have much yesterday coming off the smoker - nice and not too spicy, will add more heat next time
post #5 of 15
Sounds great will have to try this recipe for my next batch!
post #6 of 15
Very nica and thanks for reminder to use some of my powders on my next batch!!!!!!!!!!
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
If you like spicy, add a little more chipotle or chili powder - I know I will next time - these were tasty and got better after a few days
post #8 of 15
Man those look good...points.gif
post #9 of 15
I did these last WE. not fond of sweets so cut the sugar and honey in 1/2 and I will tell you that these things are Great.Been making my own chipotle powder but picked up a bottle to add to all my spices,really takes it to a upper level.Thanks for the new snack.
post #10 of 15
doing some nuts on the smoker is in the plans for the new year, thanks for the informative post. points.gif
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hope you like them as much as we did. If you like heat add a little more of the red pepper flakes and chipotle - I will for sure next time as I am a chili head
post #12 of 15
Are the 40 oz. of mixed nuts already roasted or are they unroasted nuts?

Thanks, John
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
I use the extra fancy Mixed Nuts from Costco which are roasted.
post #14 of 15
OK, I loved these the first time so I made another batch today-less sugar and a lil less heat-before they hit the smoker I added white choc. chips to the top. we shall see in a couple hours.
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
Ok so how did this turn out - I am really interested in this one
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