Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts II Recipe -
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts II Recipe
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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts II

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"A tangy version of bacon wrapped chestnuts."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cut each strip of bacon in half. Wrap one strip around one water chestnut. Secure with a wooden toothpick. Place in shallow baking dish.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes.
  4. While the wraps are baking, in a small mixing bowl combine brown sugar, mayonnaise, and chili sauce to make barbecue sauce. After the wraps have finished baking, transfer them (removing them from the grease) to a second shallow baking dish. Pour the sauce over the wraps.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 15 additional minutes, or until bacon is crispy. Serve hot out of dish with toothpicks.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 08, 2004

WONDERFUL! I've been making this version for years and it's a family favorite! We use Miracle Whip in place of mayo for a super flavor. There are never any left! If you haven't tried these, you just GOTTA! To prevent toothpicks from burning, soak in water about 20 minutes prior to spearing water chestnut. Excellent appetizer!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2004

This is ALWAYS a hit! Just a suggestion from experience: stretch the recipe by cutting the bacon into thirds instead of half - just as good! Also, after wrapping the bacon around the chestnut, fry it in a skillet...leaving the grease. Then transfer to baking dish and cover with sauce to heat thru.

Nov 09, 2006

These are very yummy! I had them at a christmas get together and now they are a favorite that I make all the time. I will have to get a picture up the next time I make them for all you that may be skeptical about trying them. I also soak the chestnuts in soy sauce for a few minutes and dredge them in some brown sugar before rolling them up, it adds some extra flovor. The key is to make sure to get the bacon real crisp, MAKE SURE TO DRAIN THEM, and when you add the sauce dont cook to long or it will create grease in the sauce from the bacon...cook just enough to heat. They look wonderful and the sweetness, bacon, and crunch go great together!

Jan 17, 2006

I have made these twice now and find them much better than the recipes calling for ketchup. I fried the bacon until it just started going a wee bit brown before wrapping them around the water chestnuts. I also added a few drops of hot sauce to the mixture before brushing it on. One more thing -Use a broiling pan when you first put them in the oven so the fat will drain off. Then, if you want you can use a glass pan once you put on the sauce.

Nov 25, 2006

Fantastic! I made this using homemade chili sauce and Miracle Whip. This was to DIE for. I cooked the bacon first - not completely done, but almost. Then I drained the fat, wrapped the water chestnuts, covered with the sauce, and baked them about 20 minutes, maybe a little more. They were perfect.

Jan 25, 2004

I just tried this in a cooking class and our instructor suggested using Miracle Whip to give it that tangy flavor. Yummy!!

Feb 03, 2011

These are fabulous! If I have a party and don't serve these I am in TROUBLE! The sauce makes enough to double the recipe. I use a thin bacon and cut it into thirds, then wrap each chestnut in a third of the whole strip. I also bake it longer, approx 40 minutes as I like the bacon crisp! Its a must have staple for any party!

Jan 25, 2004

This is a great appetizer. Instead of chili sauce, I used a bit of tobasco...really added that extra kick! I have used this over and over again...always the first to go!


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  • Calories
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 245 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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