Water Chestnuts Wrapped in Bacon Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Water Chestnuts Wrapped in Bacon Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Water Chestnuts Wrapped in Bacon

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"Ooh la la! These crisp succulent niblets are impossible to resist! Use toothpicks to hold them together. Pop them down by the handful!"

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, marinate the water chestnuts in the soy sauce 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Cut the bacon slices in half. Wrap each water chestnut with 1 half slice of bacon. Secure with toothpicks and arrange on a large baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes, or until the bacon is lightly crisp and evenly brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 30, 2004

I roll the marinated waterchestnuts in brown sugar before wrapping them in the bacon. It's delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I found I had to bake in oven much longer than anticipated (about 5 times as long as recipe stated). The taste was pretty good.

Oct 31, 2006

I love this chestnut appetizer. I have made it for my son's b-day parties and they are always well received. I mix 1/2 cup brown sugar with 4 Tbsp soy sauce for 2 cans water chestnuts. I like the addition of the brown sugar. I also make sure to marinate them. I will definitely make this recipe again!

Jan 31, 2004

My sister-in-law makes these tasty morsels for all our pot lucks, only she adds 2 cloves of minced garlic to the marinade....excellent, try it.

Nov 19, 2008

I LOVE these. I used 1/2 cup soy sauce and 1/2 cup brown sugar. mixed it all together and then let them marinate. I cooked mine at 375 for 25 minutes because I wanted them very crisp. I made up a nice sauce of equal parts honey and mustard. It was a perfect dip for these gems! Thanks for posting!

Jan 25, 2004

My mother has been making this appetizer for decades but hers are not marinated, they are topped with barbeque sauce before baking. They are AWESOME. My mouth is watering just thinking about them!

Jul 24, 2006

These are SO good...they were all gobbled up at my birthday barbeque. I didn't bother marinating the water chestnuts, however, I did whisk together some soy sauce, fresh chopped ginger, garlic powder and dried onions. I also par-cooked my bacon just until soft before baking. Then, brushed the rolls with the mixture just before baking. Also, turn them once during the cooking time. Delicious!

Jul 17, 2006

I par cooked my bacon in the microwave before wrapping around the water chestnuts. Everyone loved these. Great appy Marcia and thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 25.6 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 2450 mg
  • 98%

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

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