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Homemade BBQ Gifts For The Holidays

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It’s holiday time! This year give them a delicious homemade gift.

There’s something special about receiving a handmade gift. Anyone can order something off the internet, but a homemade treat says that you care. And it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. It only takes a minute or two mix up a special BBQ rub or a nut mix then put it in a jar with some ribbon on it.

Below are some of our favorite recipes that make tasty treats around the holidays. Almost everything here is shelf stable so you can just put the food in a good-looking package and then start gifting to everyone on your list!

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Smoked Chocolate Chips Amp Up Any Dessert

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

Take your desserts over the top with this recipe for smoking chocolate chips at home. Cold smoking is the key to this recipe and creates just enough smoke to add a subtle touch of BBQ to the chocolate. Once smoked, the chocolate chips can be stored in an airtight container in order to mellow the smoke flavor.

Roast Up Sweet, Smoky, Nutty Flavor With Grill Roasted Maple Ginger Pecans

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

Real maple syrup and ginger powder are an unexpectedly delicious addition to grill roasted candied pecans. This addictive little snack won't stick around long. Try it on salads and over ice cream too!

Grill Smoked Almonds Beat The Canned Stuff Hands Down

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Canned smoked almonds taste just okay. Smoking nuts on the grill makes them truly extraordinary. Serve these smoke almonds straight, mixed with dried fruit, or sprinkled as garnish on your favorite dishes. You could even crush them to top chicken. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make this recipe in your indoor oven.

Homemade BBQ Almonds, Grill Roasted With Memphis Dust Rub

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Smoking almonds at home couldn't be easier and the addition of Meathead's Memphis Dust BBQ rub takes them to a new level. Serve them straight, mixed with dried fruit, or sprinkled as garnish on your favorite dishes. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make most of these recipes just fine in your indoor oven.

Use Your Grill to Roast Cashews to Smoky-Sweet Perfection

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

If you like cashews (and really who doesn't?), this flavorful recipe takes them over the top by roasting them on the grill. Serve them straight, mixed with dried fruit, or sprinkled as garnish on your favorite dishes. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make most of these recipes just fine in your indoor oven.

Pack in the Flavor With These Full Flavored Homemade Rosemary Cashews

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Rosemary adds an unexpectedly fresh and fragrant touch to these homemade grill roasted cashews. These grill smoked candied cashews are perfect as a bar snack or served at any backyard BBQ and grilling party. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make most of these recipes just fine in your indoor oven.

Grill Roasting Makes These Five Spice Cashews Perfect

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Five spice powder adds an Asian flair to homemade grill roasted cashews. This flavorful recipe is perfect for any BBQ party. Serve them straight, mixed with dried fruit, or sprinkled as garnish on your favorite dishes. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make most of these recipes just fine in your indoor oven.
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Grill Roasted Curry Lime Cashews

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Curry and lime elevate homemade roasted cashews to new levels of deliciousness. Cashews are tossed in a flavorful mixture before being smoked on the grill. They are an amazing snack for backyard BBQ parties or tailgating adventures. Don't worry if you don't have a grill; they can also be roasted in the oven.

Homemade Trail Mix Recipe: Don’t Take A Step Without This Sweet-N-Salty Mix

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

If you like trail mix then you're sure to love this customizable recipe for making your own blend at home. Use this recipe as a starting point then add or subtract ingredients according to your own tastes. This trail mix blend is the perfect mid-day snack and is also great for serving at a tailgating or backyard party.

Got Beer? Snack On These Beefy Beer Nuts Between Sips

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

This recipe for grill roasted nuts is an instant party pleaser. A splash of Worcestershire, black pepper, garlic, cumin, and hot sauce give these nuts a bold, beefy flavor. Serve them at any tailgating party or backyard BBQ and grilling party. You can also roasted these in the oven if you don't have a grill.

Fragrant Roasted Pecans, The Ultimate BBQ Snack

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Say goodbye to store bought roasted pecans forever thanks to this fragrant home made version. Cinnamon, clove, and allspice are welcome additions to roasted pecans and make them the perfect snack for tailgating or a cookout. If you don't have a grill, you can easily make these in your indoor oven.

Homemade Smoked Almonds With Simon & Garfunkel Rub

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Smoked to perfection on the grill and seasoned just right with AmazingRibs.com's popular Simon & Garfunkel rub, these almonds are a crowd favorite. Serve them on their own, use them in salads, or so much more. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make most of these recipes just fine in your indoor oven.
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Grill Roasted Peanuts With A Touch Of Thailand

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Fans of Thai satay with peanut dipping sauce are sure to love this recipe for grill roasted satay peanuts. Serve them straight, mixed with dried fruit, or sprinkled as garnish on your favorite dishes. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make most of these recipes just fine in your indoor oven.

Candied Pecans From The Grill Are Sinfully Delicious

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Candied pecans are always a hit as a snack and this recipe takes them over the top by roasting them on the grill. Serve them straight, mixed with dried fruit, or sprinkled as garnish on your favorite dishes. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make most of these recipes just fine in your indoor oven.

Homemade Chocolate Truffles, As Easy To Make As They Are To Fall In Love With

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Chocolate truffles are elegant, seductive and surprisingly easy to make! They start with a simple mixture of melted chocolate and cream (called ganache). The mixture is chilled, rolled into balls, and coated with your choice of finishing flavors from cocoa powder and coconut to crushed nuts or spices. Have fun with it!

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Published On: 12/8/2020 Last Modified: 12/5/2022

 

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