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Bacon wrapped water chestnuts with toothpicks through them sitting on a piece of parchment paper next to a white bowl of sweet dipping sauce and a spoon all on a wood board
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Bacon Wrapped Waterchestnuts with Sweet Dipping Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Recipe served with a Sweet Dipping Sauce. This appetizer is sweet, salty, out of control delicious and so easy to make! Perfect for the holidays!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40
Calories: 56kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 lb. apple wood smoked bacon strips cut in half
  • 2 8 oz cans whole waterchestnuts drained
  • toothpicks
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Wrap each waterchestnut with one strip of bacon (remember that you need to slice each strip in half). Secure the waterchestnut in place using a toothpick, going through the bacon, waterchestnut, and bacon again.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, flip all bacon wrapped waterchestnuts to brown on the other side. Bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • In a small bowl, mix ketchup and brown sugar until brown sugar is dissolved.
  • Serve bacon wrapped waterchestnuts with sweet dipping sauce.


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg