Savory Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

The festive holiday season and endless number of parties will soon be here!  Start your planning early with these tasty appetizers. They're delicious and low in points.  Prepare a test batch and try them out!!

To make these Savory Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts healthier, I cut back on ingredients while still maintaining the integrity of the flavors.

For instance, instead of of regular bacon, I used center-cut bacon which is much leaner, higher in protein, and lower in fat.  I decreased the brown sugar and soy sauce which dropped the sugar and sodium levels as well as points...I can have two healthier servings and still lose weight!!!

If you like seafood, you can change the whole water chestnuts to sliced water chestnuts and add Shrimp or Scallops. Excellent!

This recipe is easy to make ahead and bake just before your guests arrive. Your house will smell great and it's always a favorite.  I can never make enough!  Enjoy.

Servings: 7  Serving size: 6 pieces  Calories: 101  Fat: 4g  Carbs: 10g  Fiber: 2  Protein: 7g  Sugar: 5g  Sodium: 593mg                   Old Points: 2   Points+: 3


  • 3 cans Whole Water Chestnuts, drain and rinse
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce, in tiny bowl or small measuring cup
  • 1 lb package Bacon, cut into thirds and refrigerated 
  • 1/8 cup Brown Sugar, packed 


  1. Lay one of the 3 refrigerated bacon sections on a cutting board.  
  2. Separate bacon slices, laying each piece flat on board.
  3. Dip one side of water chestnut in soy sauce. Use fingers and spread the soy sauce over the entire water chestnut.
  4. Lay water chestnut on one end of bacon piece.  Flip opposite end of the bacon over the water chestnut. Secure bacon with toothpick.
  5. Break up brown sugar into small container.
  6. Lightly dip one side of bacon-wrapped water chestnut into brown sugar and lay on baking sheet.
  7. Repeat using the remainder of bacon and water chestnuts.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 20 minutes, flipping each water chestnut half way through the cooking process.  Continue baking until bacon is golden brown. 



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