Step 1: Set up your smoker following the manufacturer’s instructions and preheat to 225 degrees. Add the wood as specified by the manufacturer.
Step 2: Meanwhile, place the olives, almonds, garlic, and hot pepper flakes in a foil pan. Stir in the olive oil and toss to mix.
Step 3: Smoke the olives and almonds until smoke flavored, 30 to 60 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, then transfer to a serving bowl.
Use these Best of Barbecue Olive Wood Chunks.
Serve with these other appetizers for a New Year’s cocktail party hot off the grill.