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Danielle Rose

Mini Corn Dog Bites

Posted by Danielle Rose on March 30, 2015
Mini Corn Dog Bites

Do you ever follow food trends? I know it sounds silly when you think about it - “you mean to tell me that I not only have to follow fashion, design, and style trends, but now I have to follow food trends too?” - but food trends are actually a fun way to highlight and reinvent classic foods or new and interesting flavours in ways that encourage sharing and experimentation. One of my favourite food trends of late has been fusion foods. There’s something so incredible about joining two delicious and often unrelated foods to create a mouthwatering flavour bomb!

A classic fusion combo that has stolen hearts by combining two comfort foods to create the ultimate carnival snack is the corn dog. Seriously, is there anything more wonderful than a savoury hot dog, hugged in a blanket of fluffy cornbread, and served with a stick for easy dipping in a tangy sauce? No. The answer is no, there is not. It’s a magical combination that shouldn’t be trifled with...well, that is, until I found a food hack for it! 

The one gripe I had with corn dogs in the past was that they weren’t exactly the easiest thing to prepare. They’re messy, they’re repetitive, they require deep-frying, and they can only be cooked a couple at a time. Let’s face it, I wasn’t planning on making corn dogs at home anytime soon until I came up with the easiest way to make this beloved fusion dish using a mini muffin tin. A mini muffin tin is the perfect tool for this hack, allowing you to create tiny, bite-sized corn dogs by filling the muffin cups with cornbread batter and a hot dog surprise in the middle. No mess, no repetition, no deep-frying, no problem!

 

Get These

  • 2 ½ cups cornbread and muffin mix
  • ½ cup Kraft Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese
  • 6 hot dogs, cut into 3/4 –inch pieces
  • cooking spray
  • 6 Tbsp Bull’s-Eye Bold Original Barbecue Sauce

Do This

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Prepare cornbread and muffin mix according to package and stir in the shredded cheese.
  3. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray and add one teaspoon of muffin batter to each cup. Place a piece of hot dog in each cup, and top with a heaping spoonful of muffin batter.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. Loosen edges with a knife, and remove muffins. Repeat with remaining batter. Place a 3-inch wooden skewer into each corn dog bite and serve immediately with barbecue sauce for dipping.

Done!

Mini Corn Dog Bites
  • This recipe serves 12
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