Bacon Water Chestnut Appetizers

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photo by Boomette photo by Boomette
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Wrap each water chestnut with a piece of bacon.
  • Place the rolls seamside down in a baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and cooked through.
  • Drain off the grease.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, brown sugar, and chili sauce.
  • Pour over the bacon-chestnut rolls.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes.

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  1. Lawsome
    These made a great New Year's Eve treat. Cutting the water chestnuts in half made them perfectly bitesize. When making them, my only caveat is be careful when they are getting close to being finished baking with the sauce on top. I took the pan out of the oven, and the sauce continued to bake (like caramel). By the time I got them out of the pan all of the sauce had burned. Keep in mind, the sauce will continue cooking, so take the pan out sooner than you would think. I will definitely make these again!
  2. webberg.
    Great recipe the sauce is terrific and goes great with bacon and water chestnuts definitely a keeper!!!!!
  3. Boomette
    This is a great appetizer. But we found the sauce too sweet. Next time I'll cook the bacon and water chestnuts, and then serve with the sauce in a bowl to dip them. Thanks Lynn :) Made for PRMR tag game
  4. Sydney Mike
    Made this recipe for a small New Years day gathering & these appetizers were probably the biggest hit I had on my finger food counter ~ ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! Definitely a keeper recipe that I'll be making time & time again! Thanks for sharing it! {Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my groupmates in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #36]
  5. Debber
    Oh wow! These little gems are so good: crunchy, savory AND sweet! AND making it so easy, too. <br/><br/>I made these for a ladies' out evening in my home, and they were a big hit--even with those of us who recently had a weigh-in for our "Biggest Loser" weight-loss contest! <br/><br/>So. Here's what I did: I used two cans of whole water chestnuts--and had about five leftover at the end. I used 1-lb of bacon CUT IN QUARTERS, and this made just the perfect bite-size morsel.<br/><br/>Next time I make this (and I will make this again), I plan to cut the sauce by half....much of it died on the bottom of the pan, in excess. AND I bet this sauce would be very persuasive if it had a squirt or two of yellow mustard--zippety-do-dah! <br/><br/>Sorry, Lavendar Lynn....forgot to take a pict when I plated, and by the time I remembered the plate wasn't very pretty looking anymore! :-)



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