Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

It’s that time of year where we open our doors to friends and family and celebrate the holidays!

How exciting!

BUT … you have to be able to feed these people when they show up at your door.

This is a pretty simple appetizer to make and it’s a crowd pleaser so go ahead, make it for your next gathering!

*And if you are doing Whole30, use a sugar free bacon (normally MOST low sodium bacon IS sugar free, but read your labels!) and you’ve got yourself a pretty nifty little appetizer to share …

Here you go:

2 cans of WHOLE water chestnuts (not the sliced ones!) 
1 pkg of bacon – slices cut in two

Grab a large baking sheet and lay out a large piece of parchment paper over it. Turn oven on to 375 degrees. I think I may have fallen over that Amazon sells Kirkland’s parchment paper (Costco)??!!

Drain the water chestnuts and dump them out on the cutting board (or plate, whatever).  Open your bacon and cut it in half.

Wrap each water chestnut in bacon, as tight as you can, secure with a toothpick pierced all the way through.  Toss the bacon wrapped nuts on to the baking sheet and spread out to give a little room between them.

*Yes, I do stand mine up but it’s not a requirement*

Bake for 15 minutes or til the bacon is cooked to your liking. Yes, you can burn these so keep an eye on them 😉

I serve mine naked. I know a lot of people make these and then douse them with bbq sauce or some other glaze (teriyaki sauce?) which is fine and dandy, but for me, I like them just bacon and water chestnutty 😉


Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties … go check them out!
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6 thoughts on “Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

  1. Love anything bacon! Haven't tried it with water chestnuts, though. I bet they are crunchy and delicious! 🙂


  2. This is different than anything I've seen, but it sounds good! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! #SmallVictories


  3. I like both water chestnuts and bacon. This sounds like a great recipe for Super Bowl Sunday!


  4. Oh this looks yummy!!! Definitely a keeper to try out. I might try them out for our Super Bowl party!


  5. Yum! I’m drooling right now! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls


  6. Oh, these look so good! I've seen this idea before and thought it looked great but not sure that I ever did try it, so thanks for reminding me.


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