Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

1 pound sliced bacon
2 cans (8oz.) whole water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
Wooden toothpicks (don't use colored toothpicks)

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Cut bacon strips into thirds. Wrap a strip of bacon around each water chestnut and secure with a toothpick. Place on an ungreased 15x10x1 inch baking pan. (I line my pan with aluminum foil for quick cleanup.) Bake until the bacon is crisp; about 25-30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the ketchup, barbecue sauce and brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove chestnuts to paper towels; drain. Dip chestnuts in to sauce mixture and place in a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce over the chestnuts. Return to oven for 10-12 minutes. Be sure to let them cool a bit before eating. Makes about 36-40 depending on how many water chestnuts are in the can.

Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 33 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Modified from Taste of Home recipe.

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