Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

These delicious one-bite appetizers are always a hit at parties. They're crunchy, savory, sweet, salty, and meaty!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon wrapped water chestnuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 62kcal


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp whole grain dijon mustard
  • 10 strips bacon
  • 8 oz can whole water chestnuts drained and rinsed*


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Soak some toothpicks in water as you prepare the other ingredients so they don’t burn in the oven. 
  • Mix together the brown sugar and mustard until combined. Set aside.
  • Cut the bacon strips in half (right in the middle), and spread evenly with the brown sugar and mustard. It's okay if it's a little messy.
  • Wrap each water chestnut with a half bacon strip and roll it up, securing the bacon with a toothpick. 
  • Place all of the bacon wrapped water chestnuts onto a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, until the bacon has cooked through and the brown sugar has caramelized. Serve and enjoy!


*Look for the biggest water chestnuts you can find. Look for words like “jumbo” or “fancy” on the can.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg