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Glazed Bacon Water Chestnuts Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 119 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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KristiJo User ID: 887218 94046
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

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

Ajanet User ID: 2393494 88537
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"

meanmom67 User ID: 4508985 72496
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!"

reneebailey User ID: 4629302 46822
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."

okcountrygirl User ID: 2983606 88536
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

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

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