Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bacon Wrapped Goodness

Everybody loves bacon  . . . salty, crispy, fatty goodness.  Irresistible.  You can add bacon to almost anything and it’s going to taste good.  Well, bacon infused vodka I’m not so sure about.

Anyhoo . . . this recipe is an appetizer that I bring to most gatherings, parties and holiday occasions. Sweet, salty, crunchy . . . NOM!  It’s quick, it’s easy and it is super yummy!  Bacon wrapped water chestnuts are great to make ahead of time and reheated.

A real crowd pleaser!

Bacon wrapped water chestnuts

  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 3/4 C. Brown Sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. Ketchup
  • 1 Tsp. Dried Mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 Cans Whole Water Chestnuts
  • 1 Lb Bacon

For the sauce:
Add butter, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire Sauce to a saucepan. Stir until mixture is simmering. This should make enough sauce for 4 cans of water chestnuts.

Wrapping Water Chestnuts:
Cut the bacon into thirds.  Wrap the bacon around the water chestnut and place seam side down in a baking pan.

Cooking Instructions:
Cook on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees until browned. Drain on paper towels. Place the baked water chestnuts in a serving dish and pour the sauce over them.  When you’re ready to serve, bake in a 350 degree oven until bubbly – about 15 – 20 minutes.  Avoid unnecessary stirring.


  1. Oh your bacon wrapper chestnuts look amazing.
    Is that little piggy yours, too cute!?

  2. The piggy's not mine . . . but he is VERY cute. NOM!