Quick Bites: Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts


Every once in awhile something awesome happens.  In this case KU made it to the Final Four.  (And they said they couldn't do it.. tisk tisk).  So tonight DH and I are headed to a friends' new photo studio to watch the game on their big projector.  

Anyway, I thought I'd contribute to the party.  I made some bacon wrapped water chestnuts.  They're SO quick it's ridiculous.  


Oh wait.. Did I mention they were stinking cheap too? Yeah, that's pretty awesome.  So, let me prove to you how easy this was...

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

1 package of bacon, preferably thin sliced
3 cans of whole water chestnuts
Brown Sugar
Kosher Salt

1.  Cut the bacon into thirds. 
2. Drain and rinse the water chestnuts, pat dry.
3.  Wrap each chestnut in a third strip of bacon, secure with a toothpick.  Set on a baking rack of some sort which is placed on a foil lined baking sheet.
4.  Once all the chestnuts are prepared sprinkle with brown sugar.
5. Bake in a 375 degree oven until crispy on the edges.  This step took me maybe 20 minutes, but it does depend on your oven.
6.  Remove from the oven when done and sprinkle with an additional bit of brown sugar and a few pinches of kosher salt.
7. Eat.


Simple.  Right?  

All together this cost me about $8.00 for 50 pieces.  I don't think that's a bad deal at all.
What is your favorite game time food?

P.S: Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!

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