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BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

By Traeger Kitchen

This savory & crunchy bacon-wrapped finger food will be a big hit at any party.

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

35 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
1 Pound bacon, sliced
2 (8 oz) cans whole water chestnuts, drained
As Needed toothpicks
1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
1/3 Cup brown sugar
1/3 Cup Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 350°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 2

    Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • 3

    Cut each piece of bacon into thirds or halves. Wrap each water chestnut with a piece of bacon large enough to encircle it and secure the bacon with a toothpick. Place the bacon-wrapped chestnuts in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

    • 1 Pound bacon, sliced

    • 2  (8 oz) cans whole water chestnuts, drained

    • As Needed toothpicks

  • 4

    Place the baking sheet directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and bake for 20 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 5

    Make the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, brown sugar, and Traeger BBQ sauce until combined.

    • 1/3 Cup Mayonnaise

    • 1/3 Cup brown sugar

    • 1/3 Cup Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce

  • 6

    Pour the sauce over the chestnuts. Close the lid and cook until the bacon is crisp and cooked through and the sauce has set, 10-15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 7

    Remove the bacon-wrapped chestnuts from the grill, and serve warm. Enjoy!

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