I don't eat meat so I didn't get to try these, but I took them to a party and they were the first things to go. I marinated the chestnuts (2 cans, larger ones cut in half) in just soy for 6 hours per the recipe. I then rolled lightly in brown sugar per other suggestions. Used turkey bacon, cutting each slice in half and rolling loosely to allow room for the bacon to shrink. 2 cans chestnuts to 1 package bacon was almost perfect, with just enough bacon left over for breakfast. :) Cooked at 350 for 35 minutes. At that point they were pretty crispy, but I was still able to pop them in the oven for 10 to reheat when I got to the party. I soaked the toothpicks for 30 minutes and they didn't burn at all. The beauty of the turkey bacon is that there's very little fat so you don't have to switch pans partway through, it also cooks much more quickly...and of course is better for you. I thought this would be a time consuming thing to make, but it was really pretty easy. My Dad said they were just perfect with that bit of sugar added but that they'd be just as good without it. He gave them a 5. This recipe is a keeper!
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I don't eat meat so I didn't get to try these, but I took them to a party and they were the...