I adapted this recipe from Jimmy Deans and it is a hit every Superbowl, Holiday season and beyond. I make a double batch, shape, place on cookie sheet and freeze. After they are frozen I seal 2 dozen in each seal a meal bag. This is great when you need a quick appetizer for unexpected guest or just a snack for the family. Pull straight from the freezer, place on cookie sheet while oven is preheating. When oven is preheated pop then in and no time you have a warm satisfying snack.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine all ingredients except water chestnuts in a large mixing bowl; stir well.
Form mixture around the water chestnut half to make an approx 1 - 1 1/4 inch ball. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Transfer to serving platter.