Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps Recipe
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Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps Recipe

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The holidays around the house just wouldn't be the same without these classic wraps. Through the years, Christmas Eve guests have proven it's impossible to eat just one. —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 pound bacon strips
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) whole water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 225 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 397mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. Cut bacon strips in half. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until almost crisp; drain. Wrap each bacon piece around a water chestnut and secure with a toothpick. Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mayonnaise and chili sauce; pour over water chestnuts. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p24

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

"Taken this to several parties and it is always the first to go! Love it!"

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"Very good of you to share this KRAFT recipe"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"My daughter made these at Christmas. I was amazed at the great flavor! Not like anything I've ever had before!"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"my family over thanksgiving gobbled these up. I even made a double batch"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"I served these last night at a New Year's Eve party we hosted. I partially cooked the bacon in the microwave, using paper towel to absorb some of the excess grease and maybe reduce the fat content a bit. They were delicious. You could assemble these ahead of time and refrigerate for a couple of hours; just remember to add a few minutes to the baking time when you do pop them into the oven. After they were done, I kept them warm by placing them in a crock pot and pouring the sauce over the top. I easily halved the recipe and, for variety, used the other strips of bacon to wrap around little smokies, sprinkled those with brown sugar and baked them in the oven at the same time as water chestnuts. Nice variety on the buffet table!"

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