Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

At our house it is PLAY-OFF time! The end of the football season always makes me want YUMMY appetizers. This DELISH recipe with salty crisp bacon and a sweet sauce ALWAYS hits the spot!

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts
1 pound bacon
2 cans whole water chestnuts
1/3 cup Miracle Whip
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup chili sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a frying pan, brown the bacon until almost done and then drain on paper towels. (Just make sure you can still bend it!) Cut each strip of bacon in half. Wrap bacon around water chestnuts, secure with a toothpick and place on a wire rack that is on top of a cookie sheet with sides. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

While chestnuts are in the oven, mix together the Miracle Whip, sugar, and chili sauce. When chestnuts are done baking, transfer to a baking dish and pour sauce over top. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more, or until sauce is bubbling around the edges. Serve warm!

TIP: If you don't like Miracle Whip, you can substitute regular mayo instead. Also, if you want to stretch the recipe a little farther, try cutting the bacon slices into thirds instead of halves. There's still plenty of bacon to go around and it doesn't hurt the out come at all!

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