I am a former chef and have made them and the ones with chix livers for freezing, my suggestion is rinse the WChnuts, and blanch the bacon, bring a small pot of water to the boil, cut the strips of bacon in half, drop them in for 30-60 seconds, drain them and cool them under cold water, wrap the chestnuts ( Iuse plain round toothpicks not the coloured ones) and place them on a cookie sheet or flat pan and freeze them, when solid, put them in a doubled Ziplok bag until you need them by freezing them and then bagging them you can take out a few and leave the rest for later, even inexpensive plastic containers from Dollar Giant or discount stores work, you can do this for sausage rolls in puff pastry, profiteroles, cheese puffs and mini quiches or pizzas.
Can bacon wrapped water chestnut appetizers be made or assembled ahead and frozen and still turn out well?
OOOOh Rumaki. One of my family's favorites. I don't think that freezing them would be that great of an idea. I think the longest I would make them ahead of time would be 2 or 3 days and just let them marinate in the fridge.
Reply:I can't answer your question, but I make lil' smokies wrapped in bacon with brown sugar sprinkled over the top. They are to die for, I tell you. They are a hit at every party I have ever taken them too. And they can be made ahead of time, frozen, refridgerated, then cooked.
Reply:yes you can freeze them, it would be better if you assembled them ahead, don't bake them, taste better when freshly baked, but if time is at play you can precook them half the time then freeze them, to me bacon doesn't taste as good when you heat it after it has been cooked thoroughly.