Bacon Chestnuts

Bacon Chestnuts


"My Mum always made these tasty and easy to make appetizers on Christmas morning. We would snack on them while opening presents and it would make the wait for the big Christmas dinner much easier. You will need toothpicks for this recipe. "


servings 183 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 183 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 317 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Slice bacon in half; wrap one piece bacon around one chestnut. Skewer with toothpick to hold in place.
  2. Broil in toaster or conventional oven, turning frequently, until the bacon is evenly cooked. Serve warm.
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  1. 31 Ratings


These are excellent appetizers, but I soak the water chestnuts in a mix of soy sauce and brown sugar, then wrap the bacon around them and bake or broil them. They never last long in my house.

This is much better with the sauce - its called Rumaki. You take 1/4 c soy sauce, 2 tbsp packed brown sugar, 1/8 tsp ground ginger and 1 clove crushed garlic - mix it all together and marinate ...

Some people enjoy a sauce made of ketchup, mustard and brown sugar for dipping.Without the sauce, this seemed not as flavorful.Thanks Robyn.

I love making these for Christmas brunch! But one change , and its wonderful this way....Buy the huge or largest dates that you can buy. Fill each pitted date with a water chestnut and then w...

These are easy, different, elegant, and everyone loves them! Great holiday tradition to start!

These are very tasty! I made them for St. Patty's Day and both my daughter and I liked them. I used whole water chestnuts, next time I think I will try them with sliced water chestnuts.

This is a great recipe but I put barb-q sauce on them before cooking them in the oven. It really enhances the taste.

My mom use to make these all the time when I was a kid. They are so good and I dont really like bacon too much! Try them- you'll like them!

They were very crunch and tasty, a friend recommended a home made barbaque sauce (ketchup and brown sugar). I did not make it, but it sounded very good.