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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

 Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts
Whenever I attend a potluck, folks always ask me to bring these marks—they've become my trademark. I especially like to prepare them for holiday gatherings.
20 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sliced bacon
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) whole water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 92 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.