- 1 pound sliced bacon
- 2 cans (8 ounces each) whole water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup ketchup
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- Cut bacon strips into thirds; wrap a strip around each water chestnut and secure with wooden toothpicks. Place in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine ketchup and brown sugar; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove chestnuts to paper towels; drain. Dip in ketchup mixture; place in a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce over chestnuts. Return to the oven for 10 minutes. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Reviews for Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts
"Best of all recipes"
"Great for parties!"
"When I take these to a party I kinda wish there would be some left overAlas no luck"
"I use a 1/2 cup brown sugar or less,that is sweet enough for us. I also cut the bacon in thirds across and use 3 cans water chestnut's.I have tried the other recipes w/mayo or pineapple etc. and always come back to this basic recipe! It is not the holiday's w/o these nugget's!"
"Great for gathering...."
"Have been making these for many years. I use equal parts ketchup and brown sugar and half a strip of bacon per waterchestnut. Broil until bacon is down, place in crockpot, cover with sauce and heat on low until ready to eat. Requested at all carry-ins."