I just made a pan of these and I think the price of the smoker was worth it for this recipe alone. These are so much better than store bought smoked nuts, which taste like all chemicals compared to these guys. I have a large smoker so when I take the trouble to crank it up for a roast or something, I try to use up the leftover space for anything I can get my hands on that looks like it could use a good smokin'. I used hickory chips for these nuts but I would think they'd be just as good with mesquite, oak or apple. I'm really sorry I didn't triple the recipe and I will next time. This is a great recipe to use up space in your smoker and serve with cocktails to your guests while waiting for the main course to finish.
These are my family's favourite holiday treat. Where we live the kids call them "Moose Droppings", but don't let that keep you from trying them...they are decadent! Cook time is the time it takes to dip them in the chocolate.
My entire family loves this recipe! My husband got this recipe from a friend at hunting camp, and it is by far a favorite in our home as well as friends and neighbors. It tastes great in soups and salads, and perfect for a grab and go snack! It may sound like it would be oily, but it isn't.
My grandmother gave me this recipe. It's so simple and easy to do. It is easily adjusted to make larger quantities, and it's very yummy - a nice reminder of the holidays. These can also be used as garnish for the top of pumpkin pies, on anything with whipped topping, and as an ice cream topping. I think they'll store indefinitely, but honestly, they rarely last past the first day in my house! Enjoy!