Everyone who has ever tried the squirrel nuts love them. They are asked for whenever a pot luck comes up. A family friend from Michigan turned me on to these, now I'm hooked. A package of bacon cut in half is about 22 to 24 pieces depending on brand of bacon. 2 cans of whole water chestnuts is about 32 pieces. You can either cut up more bacon to match the pieces of water chestnuts (recommended) or you can just add the extra water chestnuts to the batch sticking a tooth pick in them. NOTE: No one can eat just one. They are good enough people want more so keep that in mind when taking them to a gathering.