Tuesday, December 27, 2011

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

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     Nicole and Kelly went to the wedding of a friend of theirs a couple of months ago.  The wedding was fabulous, the bride was beautiful and all of the details had been meticulously planned.  The thing they came home raving about, though, was the BBQ bacon wrapped water chestnuts!  The waiters soon realized that they were loving these tasty little morsels and so every time they came out with a new tray they made sure to walk past my girls and offer them another one.

     When they came home and told me about these little appetizers, I thought they sounded fabulous.  I also thought that they would be very easy to make.  So I put them on the menu for my Christmas Eve dinner.  They actually were VERY easy to make. Nicole wrapped whole water chestnuts with bacon and then we put them in the oven for about 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, we pulled them out and basted them with our favorite BBQ sauce and put them back in the over for another 10 minutes.  When they came out of the oven we had some very tasty morsels!!

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

  • 2 cans whole water chestnuts
  • 12 oz bacon
  • BBQ sauce (our favorite is Famous Dave's Rich and Sassy)
  • toothpicks

Preheat oven to 425.
Drain water chestnuts and pat dry with paper towels.
Cut bacon into thirds.  Wrap each third around a water chestnut.  Secure with a toothpick.


Place each water chestnut on a cookie sheet, preferably with a baking rack on it (if you have one).

Place in preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes.  Remove and baste with BBQ sauce and bake for an additional 10 minutes until bacon is crispy and BBQ sauce has carmelized.

Serve immediately or at room temperature.


Shared at Food Corner on 12/27/11.
Shared at Gooseberry Patch on 12/28/11.
Shared atThis Chick Cooks on 12/28/11.
Shared at Miz Helen's Country Cottage on 12/29/11.
Shared at Baking Bad on 12/30/11.
Shared at Six Sisters' Stuff on 12/31/11.
Shared at Lady Behind the Curtain on 1/4/12.
Shared at Everyday Mom's Meals on 1/8/12.


  1. Your bacon wrapped water chestnuts look so good. I have made these in the past, and had forgotten about them. Thanks for jogging my memory!

  2. Good Morning Lisa,
    I love, love, love this little treats, I hope that plate is just for me. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year and Abundant Blessings in 2012!
    Miz Helen

  3. Thanks for this! We wanted to make them this evening.

  4. Looks so delicious.I tried with prawns,will post mine soon, Thanks a lot for linking with
    Midweek Fiesta
    Hope to see you on this Wednesday too

  5. These look awesome! I've made something similar with shrimp but will have to give this version a try.

  6. These are one of my favorite apps. I use my grandma's recipe which is slightly different, but still yields yumminess! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week!

    Everyday Mom's Meals