Glazed Bacon Water Chestnuts Recipe

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A sweet glaze coats these crunchy appetizers that get gobbled up at parties as soon as I put them on the plate.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:34 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 34 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds sliced bacon
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) whole water chestnuts, drained and halved
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 119 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein


  1. Cut bacon strips into thirds. Wrap each strip around a water chestnut and secure with a toothpick. Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until bacon is crisp, turning once; drain.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over water chestnuts. Bake 6-8 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly. Yield: about 8-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p23

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"We've made this each year since being published. We have it each New Year's Eve always!"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"I make this for all the parties we have. I substitute chili sauce for the ketchup.i am always asked for the recipe"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"My husband was quite skeptical of this recipe at first. He quickly changed his tune, however, when these came out of the oven! Super Tasty!"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"The mixture of ingredients threw me off at first. Once i got past that i decided to give it a try. They are simply delicious!! I am so glad i gave it a chance."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"These are wonderful little bites! I have made them for years."

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