I took the day off to make some homemade Christmas gifts. Today's project is seven
pounds of my Sweet-n-Sassy BBQ Almonds. These will make a great gift for any BBQ
lovers on your list.
1 lb Raw almonds
1 Egg white
1/3 cup Dark brown sugar
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1/8 cup Your favorite BBQ seasoning
1 Tbs Original Bacon Salt
2 tsp Sweet paprika
1 tsp Water
1 tsp Ground cayenne
1/2 tsp Chipotle powder
1/4 tsp Allspice
Preheat your oven to 325*.
Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper, overlapping all sides if possible.
Mix all the dry ingredients, except the cayenne, in a small mixing bowl.
Whisk the egg white, water and cayenne together in a medium mixing bowl until
Add the almonds to the egg mixture and stir well to coat.
Reserve 1/4 cup of the dry mixture.
Add all but the reserved dry mixture to the almonds and stir to coat well.
Dump the coated nuts on the lined sheet pan and spread evenly. Try to get the
almonds in a single layer, but it's OK if they are clumped a little.
Bake on the middle rack for 15 minutes.
Stir the nuts with an oiled silicone spatula. Make sure you keep them spread evenly.
Bake another 10 minutes.
Stir the nuts with the oiled spatula and sprinkle evenly with the reserved dry
Bake another 5 minutes.
Remove the nuts and stir periodically with the oiled spatula to separate them
as they cool. Break up any large clusters.
When cooled, store in a zip-top bag.