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9 Easy Appetizers For Any Party | by FoodStorageMoms.com
Water Chestnut Appetizers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
  • 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
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9″ by 13″ inch pan. I cut the package/s of uncooked raw bacon into thirds to make the bacon go further. You wrap a piece of the raw bacon around one water chestnut and secure it with a toothpick. Place the bacon wrapped chestnuts in the greased pan. Continue until all, or at least most of the chestnuts are wrapped. Bake for 20 minutes. Drain the fat from the pan. This is the hardest part of the whole recipe. Be careful!
  2. Place the ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, and dry mustard in a medium-size bowl and whisk until smooth. Cover the baked chestnuts with this mixture and bake an additional 20-30 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This appetizer is probably the first one devoured at any party. You pull the pan out of the oven and people start grabbing the toothpicks to eat them. Yummy!