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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts Appetizer
Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Author: Linda Loosli
  • 3 cans of whole-water chestnuts-drained
  • 1-1/2 pounds thin raw bacon
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard this is optional-I like a little kick to mine
Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts Appetizer
  1. Gather all of your ingredients. Preheat your oven to (375°F) = (190°C) Grease a 9″ by 13″ inch pan.

  2. Cut the package(s) of uncooked raw bacon into thirds. This creates the perfect sized strips of bacon to wrap the water chestnuts.

  3. Wrap a piece of raw bacon around one water chestnut and secure it with a toothpick. Place the bacon-wrapped chestnuts in the greased pan. Continue to wrap each water chestnut with a piece of bacon until all the chestnuts are wrapped. Place the pan of bacon-wrapped chestnuts on a middle rack in the oven.

  4. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

  5. Drain the fat from the pan. This is the hardest part of the whole recipe. Be careful!

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts Sauce
  1. It's time to make the delicious savory sauce! Place the ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, and dry mustard in a medium-sized bowl and whisk until smooth.

  2. Cover the baked chestnuts with this sauce mixture.

  3. Bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. Enjoy!