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Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps Recipe

Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps Recipe

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. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 13x9-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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps

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clcrow 244762
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

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

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sandy_mc 204584
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!"

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sjmdam 32850
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

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

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recipehound54 33962
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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hadunfey75 93319
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"We've been making these for years. People are always shocked by what they are, but they love them. They can be addictive. Party staple."

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Queenlalisa 93315
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"I really like these. Great appetizer."

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fnstlug 74842
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Far and away the favorite appetizer of our Thanksgiving day. We've made bacon-wrapped water chestnuts in the past with thousand island dressing. I still soaked the water chestnuts in thousand island dressing, then followed the recipe as usual. A nice combination of the two recipes."

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Billco 51574
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"Made these for a group. They were delicious."

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mcsparky56 33196
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"i just made this for Easter. everyone LOVED them. they are so easy to make and so delicious. everyone said they wanted me to make these again! it is impossible to eat just one!!"

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NancyBahl 204583
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2013

"Made this for Super

Bowl Sunday and everyone raved. Will make it again for cocktail hour Fridays!"

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NancyBahl 93301
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"super easy. I used pre-cooked bacon. Took them to the superbowl party and they were gone before I knew it!"

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primroseh 51565
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"Great recipe, easy to make, and EVERYONE loved them so much that it was the first dish to disappear!"

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Kennybear 204582
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"I made this for a New Years Eve party and they were great, I did add about 1 tablespoon of maple syrup."

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Mechey 82233
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"My guests and family raved about these appetizers! The brown sugar hid the spice of the chili sauce until the end of the bite. What a great recipe!"

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pottaway 33195
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"I have made this recipe twice now and they disappear so fast! Very easy and yummy. Making again for tomorrow night!"

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Little Lizzie 39180
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"This is one of my favorite appetizers! Everyone loves them. I keep them in a crock pot so they stay warm during a party."

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ANN23GER@YAHOO.COM 32846
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

"THIS WAS MY FATHER'S REQUEST FOR NEW YEAR'S. EVERYONE WAS THANKFUL THAT HE REQUESTED THIS TO BE MADE."

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Opalsbest 33194
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"Without a doubt the best appetizer EVER!!!! Just like potato chips--you can't eat just one!!!"

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dorothybartz 39149
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2009

"The TOH recipe for Bacon wrapped water chestnuts was made for our progressive dinner. Loved by all and is always a request at various functions. Delish."

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MAllan 33183
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2009

"I've made these with undiluted frozen orange juice concentrate and soy sauce. They always turn out great. This version sounds good, too."

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gilda37 57227
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2008

"I'm going to try this recipe next week, and i will let you know the outcome/result."

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Suzamews 74759
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2008

" I make mine a little differently.  There are one of the first appetizers to go.

 
I wrap the water chestnut with raw bacon then broil for approx. 5-6 minutes, drain the grease then broil again & drain one more time then add KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce (this brand makes a big difference).  Then broil for another couple minutes.  The bacon and the sauce is nice and brown and crispy.  
 
I also use a cookie cooling rack to put over the chestnuts when draining the grease.  
"

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Subie 114019
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2008

"Made these for the first time for my writers group Christmas party last night, and they were a big hit. To save a bit of time, I used microwave bacon which, since it's precooked, cut out the frying step. Worked wonderfully. And the sauce is a great spicy kick. I'm thinking of using it in other recipes."

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sloppytoad 33960
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2008

"Been making these for years...have taken them to many holiday parties..."

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lmclay 90143
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"this is something I am TOLD I MUST bring to any Christmas party I attend. I've been using it for years. Everybody loves them."

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merroge@yahoo.com 33178
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"I have been using this recipe for years and I think it is wonderful!"

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MAllan 90142
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2008

"This is a different take on a recipe we've been using for years. We use an orange juice/soy/honey based sauce, and they come out terrific!"

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lboomers 51564
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"Instead of cooking the bacon first, it's easier to wrap the uncooked bacon around the chestnuts, then bake for about 20 minutes. In the meantime, make your sauce, and after the first baking, drain grease, and then pour sauce over all and bake another 20 minutes."

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JuneBug26 99264
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"These are our favorite appetizer! In fact, we will be making them for a upcoming holiday party.

They are slightly labor intensive, but I have found that they freeze well. After baking, cover and freeze. When ready to serve, defrost and reheat in oven or crock pot."

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LooneyLars 82231
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"Re: Bacon Wate Chestnut Wraps

My family has made these for over 40 years on every holiday. Rather than adding a sauce, we put out little bowels of Soy Sauce to dunk them in.
Mary Larson"

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susanhinman 81600
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"I make these, but use one can of whole water chestnuts and one can of pineapple chunks. Guests love the combination and unless you look hard, you never know which you'll get! Like Ann, I bake first, drain off grease, then add the sauce (though my sauce is a little different) and even cut the bacon into fourths at times."

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ruthpfeifer 90141
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"Re: Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps.

I make this recipe often, but
use pre-cooked bacon. Works
great, and less messy.
rp"

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ann60 204581
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"I have made these for at least 20 years now. The only thing different is I wrap the chestnuts with the bacon, then bake them for about 30 to 40 minutes or until almost cooked. I drain off all the grease and then pour the sauce on. I also cut my bacon into thirds instead of halves."

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grannya1 32844
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"Here is another version of this recipe that I make very often. Soak the water chestnuts in soya sauce, then wrap with a half slice of uncooked bacon, secure with a toothpick and put under the broiler until the bacon is nice and crispy."

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