Here’s a quick treat that’s good for the holidays or just for snacking… Smoked Nuts

I use pecans, almonds, or cashews for this recipe, it’s prepared on the smoker, and it makes a great gift too.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 pound of nuts (Pecan halves, almonds or Cashews)
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Prepare the smoker for indirect cooking using a mild wood for smoke like apple or cherry.  The temperature needs to be around 300 degrees.

In a small bowl melt the butter in the microwave for 1 minute.  Stir in the Worcestershire, Sugar, and remaining seasonings.  Mix well.

Place the nuts in a mixing bowl and pour the mixture over.  Gently stir until they are coated evenly.

Spread the nuts on a pizza pan or a small-mesh wire rack  in a single layer and place on the smoker.  Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes.  Allow the nuts to cool after smoking and seal in a container for up to 3 weeks.

About the Author

I am Malcom Reed and my brother, Waylon, and I are the Killer Hogs competition bbq team. Here at, I want to give you my secrets, methods and techniques you need to produce competition-quality BBQ. I want to give enough detail for BBQ novices, but still offer information that is useful for the professional BBQ cooks. I only focus on REAL bbq. And I take it seriously.

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  1. Scott October 9, 2016 at 8:06 pm -

    Malcom, I recently purchased my first pellet smoker and am loving it, your blog, videos and rub! This nut recipe looks interesting and I’m wondering what wood pellet would you choose if you were to make this using a pellet smoker? Thanks, Scott

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