These make yummy appetizers. Note: You can substitute 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce for the ketchup and brown sugar, if you would like.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Wrap 1/2 strip of bacon around each water chestnut. Combine ketchup and sugar in a small bowl and mix together; dip each wrapped water chestnut into this mixture.

  • Place water chestnuts in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish and bake covered in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.

Nutrition Facts

349 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 36.4g; fat 20.6g; cholesterol 30.9mg; sodium 789mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
This is the how I make mine also but I wrap the bacon around the water chestnuts and bake them until the bacon is done. Usually 350 for 10 minutes. Then I put them in my crock-pot and pour the mixture on top. They are easy to serve at a party this way. Read More
(66)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2003
I found a better receipe - pre-fry the bacon a little first. make the sauce with a jar of current jelly and chili sauce. Read More
(14)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
This is the how I make mine also but I wrap the bacon around the water chestnuts and bake them until the bacon is done. Usually 350 for 10 minutes. Then I put them in my crock-pot and pour the mixture on top. They are easy to serve at a party this way. Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
I love this recipe!! I make it with out ketchup though. All I do is wrap the water chestnuts in bacon and sprinkle brown sugar on them. YUMMMY!! They are addictive so beware!! Read More
(41)
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
I did what one reviewer suggested and omited the ketchup. I only sprinkled brown sugar on top. They were delicious - my husband couldn't get enough of them! I did have a little problem with getting the bacon browned so I put the broiler on for a few minutes at the end of the cooking time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2004
Recipe was great. We had these at our wedding and not one was left. Although i suggest cooking the bacon in the microwave a few minutes before wrapping it was easier to wrap and it makes the bacon a little crispier. Just WAIT till they cool a little. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2003
I found a better receipe - pre-fry the bacon a little first. make the sauce with a jar of current jelly and chili sauce. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2006
I absolutely love this recipe and it is so easy to make. However I cut the bacon into thirds and didn't need toothpicks to secure them. I cooked for 30 minutes without the sauce and drained as much grease as I could then used a spoon the pour the sauce onto each one then cooked for another 20-30 minutes. I doubled the recipe for a party and we a good bit of sauce left over so I had to make more later that week. Quick easy and delicious!!!!! Read More
(14)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
My grandma has been making these tasty little morsels for years. She would do one thing different though. She wrapped the chestnuts in bacon baked them until brown and then dipped each one in the sauce with a toothpick and arranged them nicely on a plate... So easy yet so good... Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2006
One of my friends always makes these when she has a get together. They are delicious. They are always the first thing gone. YUMMY! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2005
My family really loved this recipe out of all the appetizers we made for a party this was the best. I made a few changes to the basice recipe though. I precooked the bacon in the microwave and heated up the ketchup and sugar in a pot ahead of time to make the sauce poured it over the bacon wrapped water chestnuts on a baking sheet where i baked them in the oven for 5 minutes. Also i used half regular ketchup half kickers for some extra spice. Read More
(10)
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