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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts are a simple, classic appetizer and are always a fan favorite. Whole water chestnuts are marinated in a sweet and salty marinade made from soy sauce and brown sugar, wrapped in bacon and baked. A last minute coating of bbq sauce and a quick broil gives extra flavor and crispiness. Serve with a BBQ Mayonnaise Sauce for a delicious and easy to eat party food.

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

This is such an easy and tasty appetizer. It takes a little time to wrap all the water chestnuts in bacon, but the end result is well worth it.

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

 

The saltiness of the bacon enveloping the crunch of the water chestnuts with a little sweetness form BBQ sauce makes the perfect flavor combination. These Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts are hard to stop eating. Luckily this recipe makes a big batch of them.

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

 

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts are wonderful for a New Year’s Eve Party or the Superbowl.

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

 

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts make a easy and flavorful party food. So much salty, sweet flavor and a nice crunch.
PREP: 1 hr 20 mins
COOK: 22 mins
TOTAL: 1 hr 42 mins
SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 (8-ounce) cans whole water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pound bacon, cut into thirds
  • 2 tablespoons bbq sauce
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • toothpicks

Instructions

  • Whisk soy sauce and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add water chestnuts and marinate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Discard the marinade and wrap a piece of bacon around each water chestnut. Secure with a toothpick.
  • Place on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven. Turn oven to broil. Brush the tops of each bacon wrapped water chestnut with bbq sauce. Broil for a few minutes, until browned and crispy.
  • To make sauce, stir together mayonnaise, 1/4 cup bbq sauce, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 421kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

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  3. Bambi Setzer

    These look and sound like a great appetizer! What is the dipping sauce in the photos? I plan to make some of these!! Thanks!

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      It’s in the recipe Bambi. Mayonnaise mixed with BBQ sauce and a little cayenne pepper. Hope you enjoy them!

  4. I love water chestnuts and bacon, but never thought to combine them. What a great idea! I definitely need to try these out sometime!

  5. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    What a great idea to wrap bacon around chestnuts, Christin! I’ve had a similar appetizer using dates, but I’m loving your chestnut version. Sounds delicious!

  6. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    Love these! They are totally the perfect little bite — sweet, salty, smoky, all in one!

  7. These sound so flavorful and delicious, Christin! I would’ve never thought to marinate a water chestnut, but now it makes perfect sense! Pinning. 🙂

  8. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    I absolutely love water chestnuts but I never thought to wrap them in bacon! What a fantastic idea! These look totally amazing and perfect for New Years! Pinned. 🙂

  9. Wow Christin I love this appetizer. I have always loved water chestnuts, they are so crunchy, wrapped in bacon really does sound incredible and like a great appetizer. Perfect for a New Years Eve celebration.

  10. Isadora @ she likes food

    What a great idea! My husband is a huge fan of water chestnuts and bacon so I know he would go crazy for these! I could live off of appetizers, so I will have to remember this one 🙂 I hope you guys had a great Christmas!

  11. This sounds so good! We love water chestnuts…eat them in anything! Going to have to give these a try! I made your Buckeye Fudge for Christmas and we looooved it. 🙂

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