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Sticky Almonds

stonebriar

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I have been smoking almonds for some time now, but decided to change my recipe last week to something more natural. I simply melted butter, honey, and sea salt together, coated the raw almonds and smoked @ 225* for 3 hrs. using apple wood. The almonds are unbelievably delicious and a major hit. However, although they come out of the smoker hot and dry to the touch, yet after given as gifts in mason jars, when opened they are very sticky to the touch. So, we decided to allow them to open air "rest" for a couple of days before placing in jars. They remain sticky as can be. Incredibly delicious, yet sticky. Why dry initially and then sticky later?

Thanks.
 

meddling kids

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I assume it's just absorbing moisture from the air. Try putting a fan over them after smoking maybe?
 

daveomak

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Try rolling the nuts in almond flour.... That will keep the same flavors I would think....  Never tried it....  Just guessing...   

Dave
 

ericparkr

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I have to share with sticky almonds ribs recipes.if u any advice than pls share it .
Sticky Almond Ribs:-
2 racks pork side or back ribs
salt and pepper
Sauce:
1/2 cup almond butter, smooth or chunky
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
 

stonebriar

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Interesting ideas. Thank you for the replies. What do you think about placing them on cookie sheets (spread evenly) in the oven @ 350* just for a few minutes to harden the honey?

Thanks again...
 

smokinhusker

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Interesting ideas. Thank you for the replies. What do you think about placing them on cookie sheets (spread evenly) in the oven @ 350* just for a few minutes to harden the honey?

Thanks again...
Haven't done it but it might work
 

daveomak

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 Sugars and honey are hygroscopic and draw moisture from the air...  Honey is hygroscopic and absorb moisture no matter what you do to it......    Dave

Hygroscopic  substances include cellulose fibers such as cotton and paper, sugar, caramel, honey, glycerol, ethanol, methanol, diesel fuel, sulfuric acid, ...
 

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