• 1 lb Bacon, lean
  • 2 (8 oz.) cans Water chestnuts
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Kikkoman traditionally brewed soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Brown sugar
  • Toothpicks


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Soak water chestnuts in Kikkoman soy sauce for 15 minutes, stirring a few times to make sure they are fully coated.
  3. Remove water chestnuts from soy sauce.
  4. Wrap 1/2 strip of bacon around each; secure with toothpicks.
  5. Reserve soy sauce.
  6. Place chestnuts toothpick side up in a 7” x 11” glass baking dish.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 35 minutes or until desired crispness.
  8. Remove chestnuts from dish and drain grease. Replace chestnuts in the same dish.
  9. Meanwhile, add ketchup and brown sugar to reserved soy sauce, stir well to combine.
  10. Pour sauce evenly over the chestnuts to coat.
  11. Bake chestnuts an additional 20 to 30 minutes.

Initial bake time really depends on how you enjoy your bacon. Keep an eye on it and bake a little longer if you want it crispier!

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