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Whether you like them sweet or spicy, these little snacks are addicting! Take these to a picnic or party and people will be begging you for the recipe.
Preheat the oven to 300 F
Start by cutting the bacon strips in half. Wrap ½ a strip of bacon around a whole water chestnut. Slide it onto a skewer to secure the bacon around the water chestnut. Repeat with a second water chestnut on the same skewer. Keep going until you run out of bacon or water chestnuts, securing two wrapped water chestnuts to each skewer.
Place skewers in a shallow 9×13 baking dish and bake at 300 F for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until bacon is crispy. Remove skewers from baking dish and drain bacon fat. Place half the skewers back in the same pan, and half the skewers in another baking dish (I used an 8×8).
In a small bowl, mix ½ cup dark brown sugar and ½ cup ketchup. Spoon this over one pan of skewers, turning to coat on all sides. This will be your sweet batch.
In another small bowl, mix ½ cup dark brown sugar and ¼ cup Sriracha. Spoon this over the second pan of skewers, turning to coat on all sides. This will be your spicy batch.
Place both pans back in the oven for 1 additional hour. Serve warm.
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Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
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