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These Corn Dog Bites are a kid-favorite easy dinner idea or after school snack! A store-bought cornbread mix mini muffins are filled with a piece of hot dog and then baked to golden brown perfection in the oven. Serve with your favorite dips like ketchup, mustard, honey mustard, or dill pickle relish.
Easy Kid Favorite Dinner Idea – Mini Corn Dog Bites Recipe
These delicious, 4 ingredient corn dog bites are made in mini muffin pans. Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or an after school snack for hungry tummies.
Starts with a convenient box of corn muffin mix plus milk & an egg, and then sliced hot dogs for the corn dog center in these mini bites.
It’s also one of those recipes that I teach my kids to make because it’s so easy and they can do most of it themselves.
- Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix – This is just the small box of corn muffin mix. It’s the base of our corn dog bites.
- Large Egg
- Whole Milk – The higher fat milk is best to use in this recipe.
- Hot Dogs – Use your favorites for this recipe; all beef, turkey dogs, cheese dogs, etc. My kids love the turkey dogs so that is what I normally use.
Step-by-Step Directions For How To Make Corn Dogs In A Mini Muffin Pan
It’s easy to make this corn dog bite recipe with the simple steps below. Be sure and read to the bottom of the page where there is a detailed recipe card, a printable option, and a pin it button.
- Prep : Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 24-cup mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Step 1 : Whisk together the Jiffy corn muffin mix, egg, and whole milk in a mixing bowl. Batter might be lumpy and that’s ok.
- Step 2 : Cut each hot dog into 1-inch slices.
- Step 3 : Fill each mini muffin hole with batter. Gently press one slice of hot dog into each one.
- Step 4 : Cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow the corn dog bites to cool in the pan for 5 minute before removing them to serve.
Corn Dog Bites FAQ’s
How To Store Leftovers
- Store any leftovers inside an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 3 days. Reheat leftovers in a 300 degree oven or air fryer until heated through. You can also reheat them in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
- You can also freeze leftovers as well. Store room temperature corn dog bites in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag, and freeze for up to 3 months. Wrap each corn dog bite in foil so they won’t stick together once frozen. Put all the foil wrapped corn dog bites into the container or bag for freezing.
How To Serve Corn Dog Bites
- These make an easy dinner for a busy weeknight, or when you need something you know your kids will eat, or make them for an after school snack for hungry bellies.
- These are best served with small cups of dipping sauces like ketchup, mustard, yellow mustard, dill pickle relish, or ranch.
Can I Make Changes To This Recipe?
- Hot Dogs : Use any hot dog variety you prefer. All-beef, chicken & pork, turkey hot dogs, or the cheesy hot dogs.
- Milk : I don’t recommend using a milk lower in fat but you could use half & half milk if you have that in your fridge.
- Muffin Pan : Instead of a mini muffin pan use a regular 12-cup muffin pan instead. The cook time will increase slightly and you will need to slice the hot dogs into larger pieces (like 2 inches or so).
Here are a few of my helpful tips so that you can have success recreating this recipe in your own kitchen ♥
- Spray Muffin Tins Well : Make sure that you take a few minutes to ensure that all the mini muffin cups are sprayed with cooking spray. The bottom and sides. This will ensure that the corn dog bites will easily come out when they’re done.
- Small Sliced Hot Dogs : You don’t want the slices of hot dog to be too large or else they won’t fit in the mini muffin tin. Each slice should be 1-inch or slightly less.
- Don’t Overfill Mini Muffin Tins : Make sure that you are not over-filling the mini muffin tins. We don’t want the batter to overflow out of the muffin cup. Halfway full is only about 1 tablespoon of batter.
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- Pepperoni Calzones – Cheesy pepperoni stuffed pizza dough pockets baked in the oven.
- One Pot Chicken and Noodles – Creamy noodles with chunks of chicken.
- Ravioli Bake – Easy to make with frozen ravioli. An easy, simple kid favorite dinner.
- Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes – So delicious and an easy ground meat cheeseburger that’s easier to eat for kids.
- Chicken Pillows – Buttery biscuits stuffed with creamy chicken. These are made almost weekly at my house.
- Instant Pot Mac & Cheese – Easy to make in the Instant Pot. You’ll wonder why you ever made it from the box!
Mini Corn Dog Bites
- 1 box (8.5 oz) Jiffy corn muffin mix
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 5 hot dogs
- Preheat the oven to 375℉. Spray one 24-count mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the Jiffy corn muffin mix, egg, and whole milk until combined well. Batter will be slightly lumpy and that's ok.1 box (8.5 oz) Jiffy corn muffin mix, 1 large egg, 1/3 cup whole milk
- Cut each hot dog into 1-inch slices.5 hot dogs
- Fill each mini muffin hole halfway with the batter. Gently press one piece of hot dog into the center of each one.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow the corn dog bites to cool in the pan for 5 minute before removing them. Serve with your favorite dips like ketchup, mustard, honey mustard, dill pickle relish, or ranch.
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