Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 40 mins

These are tasty little tidbits that will disappear quickly at any get-together!!Cook time includes "assembly" time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix soy sauce and brown sugar.
  2. Place drained waterchestnuts into soy sauce/brown sugar mixture.
  3. I will put this all into a ziplock bag or a container with a lid so I can"turn or roll" them about every half hour, making sure the sauce stays well mixed and waterchestnuts are getting well coated.
  4. Place into fridge and let sit for 2 hours, minimum.
  5. After a minimum of 2 hours, Cut bacon in half.
  6. Wrap a waterchestnut with piece of bacon and stick with toothpick to hold in place.
  7. Place wrapped waterchestnuts in shallow baking dish.
  8. After all are wrapped, drizzle just a little bit of the soy sauce/brown sugar mixture over the wrapped chestnuts.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees until bacon looks"crisp," usually about 20 minutes or so.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is an excellent and simple to make appetizer! A friend of mine from Cleveland introduced these to me several years ago and I have been making them ever since. I think if my husband were left unattended, he could eat the whole platter full! Delicious! Thank you for posting this, Shae!

5 5

Previously we had made these in the microwave, unmarinated. This is a much better version.

5 5

I've made this twice and both times they were gone in a heartbeat. The first time I may have went a little overboard on the "drizzle" so they took a little longer to get crispy but everybody still loved them. I also quartered the bacon instead of just in half and it worked great. If you do it this way I suggest getting the longest bacon so you don't have to try to "stretch" it to fit.