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Bacon-Wrapped Appetizers

These bacon wrapped appetizers are always a hit at birthdays and Christmas. Water chestnuts lend a wonderful and unexpected crunch to any party, while the pineapple's sweetness is perfect with sweet-and-sour sauce. —Nancy Harrold, Broken Bow, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sliced bacon
  • 1 can (8 ounces) whole water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) sweet-and-sour sauce

Directions

  • Cut each slice of bacon in half widthwise. Wrap a strip around each chestnut or pineapple chunk; secure with toothpicks. Place in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 25-35 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
  • Pour sweet-and-sour sauce into a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Serve with appetizers.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 45 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat.

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  • jdh0731
    Mar 9, 2014

    Naturally bacon is greasy, I put these on a broiler pan and they turned out. Depending how much fat is in the bacon and having them only on a jelly roll pan, most likely there will be a grease overflow.

  • J9s
    Feb 2, 2014

    Oh boy. This didn't turn out well at all. Besides burning everything from the bacon grease. My whole house stunk up and all the smoke detectors rang. I didn't get a chance to see how they tasted because everything burned. Hope it works for someone else. Good luck. :(

  • dardar57
    Dec 27, 2012

    This recipe is good but I tend to like less sweet and sour. I make mine with a cup of ketchup and a half a cup sugar mixed, add in some sesame oil, soy sauce and garlic powder for an Asian taste. Have made it for years (at least 30) and my family adores it. Yet to find someone who does not like it.

  • MichMajor
    Feb 12, 2012

    Another great bacon wrapped appetizer is olives! Place the olives in a bowl of water in the fridge for a few hours (because the tend to be salty and so is the bacon). My husband hates olives and even he eats these.

  • joyjoe2
    Nov 21, 2011

    I make little smokies & whole chestnuts wrapped in bacon,rolled in brown sugar & baked at 350* for years their great,everyone loves them.

  • barbwirevt
    Apr 6, 2011

    I made this for a birthday dinner this past weekend and everyone loved it. Very easy. I only made it with the pineapple as I had such a large can of pineapple chunks. I also did not serve it with the dipping sauce as I forgot to purchase it. I didn't hear any complaints. Will definitely make it again.

  • t-macka
    Jul 26, 2010

    Juicy prunes and dates are also nice wrapped in bacon and grilled. I've also had them stuffed with cheeses and wrapped in bacon .

  • Kellie0026
    Apr 3, 2009

    This is a great recipe, but for a different zing, try chili sauce and brown sugar, coat them while baking.

  • delic1999
    Feb 21, 2009

    Our familly has made this 3 times in the last year and my Lil Sister has also made this for her friends. It is fast, easy and VERY Yummy!