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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Glazed with brown sugar, soy sauce and barbecue sauce, these bacon wrapped water chestnuts will be the first appetizer to disappear at your next game day or holiday celebration. This recipe is so simple and can be made ahead of time for easy entertaining.



  • 3 8-ounce cans whole water chestnuts
  • 1 16-ounce package bacon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium-soy sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F and line a baking sheet *affiliate link with parchment paper *affiliate link.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, barbecue sauce and soy sauce together until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Cut bacon slices into thirds. Wrap each water chestnut with a strip of bacon and place it seam side down onto the baking sheet *affiliate link.
  4. Brush each water chestnut with the barbecue sauce mixture and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. While they bake, baste the water chestnuts about every 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and baste one more time with sauce.
  6. Allow the water chestnuts to cool for about 5 minutes before servings.

Keywords: dairy free, bacon, water chestnuts, easy, barbecue sauce