Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
If you love Smoke House almonds then you will love these! They are great for serving at holiday season or for get-togethers, or just to munch on at any time...better make lots these will go fast!
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon celery salt
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole almonds (or both) or 1 1⁄2 cups pecan halves (or both)
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- Set oven to 350°F.
- Mix all ingredients (first 9 ingredients) except the nuts and kosher salt; mix well.
- Add nuts; toss to coat.
- Arrange on cookie sheet.
- Bake until nuts are toasted (watch closely as these will toast quickly!).
- Toss with kosher salt (or 1/4 teaspoon or more regular table salt).
- Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to 3 months.
WOW! I'm never buying Smokehouse Almonds from the store ever again!!! I used the egg white method and added the woo sauce and a dash of liquid smoke to whites and whipped until frothy. Tossed with the almonds and briefly drained in a colander. I used Lawry's seasoned salt (the BEST!) in place of celery and regular salt and baked at 300 for 20minutes! Perfect!!!
I definitely love the blend of spices with these nuts. However, I didn't care for the greasiness of the butter. I used Savory Spiced Nuts Savory Spiced Nuts as a guideline. I mixed all dry ingredients of this above recipe minus the salt in a bowl. I whisked an egg white and 1 T. of water, mixed with nuts, and drained for a few minutes. Put nuts in a brown paper lunch bag, poured 1tsp Worcestershire sauce over nuts, added spices and shook bag. Dumped out onto a cookie sheet and baked at 250 for 30 min or so. The end result is a nice dry nut with wonderful seasonings.
These are easy and turn out very tasty. I knocked one star off because the instructions do not give you any indication as to how long to bake the nuts. 5min? 15? 30? Based on another similar recipe, I baked mine for 4 minutes, then stirred them and then baked them for another 5 minutes. For the reviewer who said the butter made them too greasy, I thought that also but once they continued to cook, the greasiness went away. So if your nuts seem to greasy, try baking them a little bit more.