Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

These are very easy to make for a buffett or appetizer party. I usually double this, because they go fast! Note: The last time I made these, I fried the bacon after I cut it into thirds until it was almost done, cooled slightly on paper towels then wrapped around the water chestnuts and secured with toothpicks. The sauce was a lot less greasy. I cooked for about 5 minutes less. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Seperate bacon into slices; cut each slice in thirds.
  3. Wrap each cut slice of bacon around a water chestnut.
  4. Secure with a toothpick.
  5. Place in a baking dish.
  6. In a bowl combine chili sauce, mayonnaise, and brown sugar.
  7. Pour sauce over bacon roll ups and bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.


Most Helpful

Doubled this recipe, but everyone was still wanting more. Easy, not too fussy with a slightly sweet and sour tang to the crunchy water chestnuts. A nice addition to any appetizer party. Am planning to make these again this week for an office pot luck we are having.

MsKittyKat January 27, 2003

I have been making these appetizers for the last 20 years with rave reviews. I make mine and bake them without the sauce for about 35 to 40 minutes. I take them off the tray and drain them on paper towels. This part can actually be done ahead of time. I put them back on the baking tray and pour the sauce over and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes. They are less greasy this way and are easier to make ahead of time.

Ann60 November 08, 2009

These were fantastic!!!! I took the bacon wrapped chestnuts and baked them in the oven first until the bacon was crisp then drained them on a paper towel. After drained I then placed them in another pan, made the sauce and poured it over the chestnuts and then baked in the oven until the sauce was bubbling. This worked out great and there was no worry about the grease. I will keep this recipe and make it every chance I get for those special events.

Lainey in Wisconsin December 19, 2009

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