My Mum always made these tasty and easy to make appetizers on Christmas morning. We would snack on them while opening presents and it would make the wait for the big Christmas dinner much easier. You will need toothpicks for this recipe.

Robyn

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice bacon in half; wrap one piece bacon around one chestnut. Skewer with toothpick to hold in place.

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  • Broil in toaster or conventional oven, turning frequently, until the bacon is evenly cooked. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 2.5g 1% DV; fat 17.1g 26% DV; cholesterol 25.7mg 9% DV; sodium 316.6mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are excellent appetizers, but I soak the water chestnuts in a mix of soy sauce and brown sugar, then wrap the bacon around them and bake or broil them. They never last long in my house. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2004
This is much better with the sauce - its called Rumaki. You take 1/4 c soy sauce, 2 tbsp packed brown sugar, 1/8 tsp ground ginger and 1 clove crushed garlic - mix it all together and marinate the water chestnuts (we also use chicken livers)covered, in the refridgerator for 2 hours. Then drain the marinade and wrap the bacon around the water chestnut and chicken liver - secure with toothpick, and bake 25-30 minutes, until the bacon is crisp. My mom used to make it all the time - they are great! I have also had it with the "BBQ" sauce of ketchup and brown sugar - its good as well, but you really have to start out with this base marinade. Read More
(49)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are excellent appetizers, but I soak the water chestnuts in a mix of soy sauce and brown sugar, then wrap the bacon around them and bake or broil them. They never last long in my house. Read More
(58)
Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2004
This is much better with the sauce - its called Rumaki. You take 1/4 c soy sauce, 2 tbsp packed brown sugar, 1/8 tsp ground ginger and 1 clove crushed garlic - mix it all together and marinate the water chestnuts (we also use chicken livers)covered, in the refridgerator for 2 hours. Then drain the marinade and wrap the bacon around the water chestnut and chicken liver - secure with toothpick, and bake 25-30 minutes, until the bacon is crisp. My mom used to make it all the time - they are great! I have also had it with the "BBQ" sauce of ketchup and brown sugar - its good as well, but you really have to start out with this base marinade. Read More
(49)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
Some people enjoy a sauce made of ketchup mustard and brown sugar for dipping.Without the sauce this seemed not as flavorful.Thanks Robyn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2004
I love making these for Christmas brunch! But one change and its wonderful this way....Buy the huge or largest dates that you can buy. Fill each pitted date with a water chestnut and then wrap them with a strip of bacon and broil til just cooked! They are GREAT! They are gone before any thing else so make lots!! Be sure you use LARGE Dates! Enjoy! God bless you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are easy different elegant and everyone loves them! Great holiday tradition to start! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are very tasty! I made them for St. Patty's Day and both my daughter and I liked them. I used whole water chestnuts next time I think I will try them with sliced water chestnuts. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This is a great recipe but I put barb-q sauce on them before cooking them in the oven. It really enhances the taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
My mom use to make these all the time when I was a kid. They are so good and I dont really like bacon too much! Try them- you'll like them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
They were very crunch and tasty a friend recommended a home made barbaque sauce (ketchup and brown sugar). I did not make it but it sounded very good. Read More
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