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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts are crunchy, sweet, savory, and the perfect finger food for parties. No one can resist this classic appetizer!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 139kcal


  • 16 ounces canned whole water chestnuts, 2 (8-ounce) cans drained and rinsed
  • 1 pound bacon cut in half
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Drain the water chestnuts well and pat dry with paper towels. Place into a large resealable plastic bag and pour in the soy sauce. Seal the bag tightly and shake to coat the water chestnuts with the soy sauce. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil, then place a baking rack over the baking sheet. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Wrap each piece with a half slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Arrange on the baking rack.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, whisk together Worcestershire, brown sugar and ketchup.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and brush the sauce over each piece.
  • Bake for another 20 minutes or until bacon is crispy and caramelized.
  • Sprinkle with fresh minced parsley before serving, if desired.


  • This recipe will make approximately 20-22 pieces. As an appetizer you should plan on 2 per person.
  • Storage - Like most snacks, these should not be left out more than two hours. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Freezing - This recipe is freezer friendly! After baking, cool to room temperature then freeze on a baking sheet. Once frozen you can transfer to an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before reheating.
  • Reheating - The leftovers can be reheated in a 350 degrees F oven for about 10 to 15 minutes until warmed.


Serving: 1pieceCalories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 405mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bacon wrapped water chestnuts