A good recipe for bacon-wrapped chestnuts is Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts II, which includes making a glaze by bringing 1 cup ketchup, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce to a boil. While the sauce cooks, wrap 16 bacon slices, cut into thirds, around 2 8-ounce cans of drained water chestnuts. Secure the bacon with toothpicks, pour the sauce over the bacon-wrapped chestnuts, and bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.
Another good recipe also starts by wrapping bacon around water chestnuts, but the sauce consists of combining 1/2 cup Miracle Whip dressing, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup chili sauce. Pour the sauce over the bacon-wrapped chestnuts, and bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
To make another good recipe, start by soaking 35 wooden toothpicks in water. Next, cut 1 pound of bacon in half, and wrap each bacon piece around a water chestnut. Secure the end of the bacon with the soaked toothpicks, and place them in a baking dish. Bake the bacon-wrapped water chestnuts at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. Pour the sauce over the bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, and return them to the oven for another 30 to 40 minutes.