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Ohio Snacks


Ohio Snacks

  • Author: MearaMay
  • Prep Time: 1/2 hour
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: Less than 1 hour
  • Yield: 15 bites 1x


My variation on a sweet bacon-wrapped toothpick snack. Superbowl and potluck favorite. Very midwest style dish. 



15 colossal shrimp, uncooked, and peeled

15 pieces of thin bacon – I use the Oscar Meyer pre-cooked kind

12 cans Water chesnuts *diced if using the shrimp, whole if substituting shrimp.

34 peppers sliced long and thin (the rainbow ones, or jalepeno or banana)

1, 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup worcestershire

dash of liquid smoke 


Fresh herbs, garlic, scallions, crushed pineapple can optional


Pre- make the stuffing and set aside: Cream cheese, herb mix, and diced water chestnuts. 

Carefully butterfly shrimp to make it lay flat. 

Place a strip of peppers in the shrimp. 

Make a mini log of cream cheese mix and place in shrimp.

Roll up with a bacon strip and secure with a toothpick. Place them in a glass casserole.

Make a glaze of equal parts ketchup, Worcestershire, and brown sugar in a pot and let it simmer down.

Pour 1/2 over the shrimp and add pineapples if you want. Bake 20 minutes at 300. 

Pour remainder of sauce over when serving. 



A similar recipe I’ve had since childhood. Most people use just whole chestnuts wrapped in bacon with the sauce, I fancy it up a bit. Works great on a smoker.  

  • Category: Shrimp, appetizers, ohio snacks, superbowl snacks, potluck ideas, water chestnuts, water chesnuts


  • Serving Size: 15 bites

Keywords: Shrimp, appetizers, ohio snacks, superbowl snacks, potluck ideas, water chestnuts, water chesnuts

Ohio Appetizers

This is a classic water chestnut appetizer from Ohio. If you are from Ohio, you probably have another name for it? 


Ohio Appetizers


A sweet and crunchy appetizer great for potlucks!



  • 1 can of water chestnuts, cut in halves.
  • 1 lb bacon (Walmart peppered bacon is awesome), cut in 3rds


  • 1/2 C ketchup
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 3 tbls worsteshire sauce
  • *scallops, shrimp, banana peppers optional


  1. Roll chestnuts and optional items in bacon and secure with toothpicks. Place in baking dish. Mix sauce and pour over the rolls and bake in oven at 325 for 30 minutes.