Mini Corn Dog Muffins
Mid-March: National Corn Dog Day
March Madness is upon us! Spring into action and make mini corn dog muffins for watching all those basketball games on TV. They are just as easy to pop into the oven as well as pop into your mouth for a “slam dunk” snack.
According to Wikipedia, “National Corn Dog Day is a celebration concerning basketball, the corn dog (usually a hot dog sausage coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter), Tater Tots and American beer that occurs in March of every year on the first Saturday of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship” (usually in mid-March).
Make some mini corn dog muffins for March Madness basketball game days and on National Corn Dog Day.
- 1 box Jiffy brand corn muffin mix
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- hot dogs
Generously spray or grease a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine the corn muffin mix, egg and milk. Beat until the batter is smooth. Scoop into the wells of the pan no more than halfway or the batter will engulf the hot dog pieces.
Slice the hot dogs into ¾ – 1 inch pieces. Place in the middle of the corn muffin batter in the pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven. Let cool in the pan for another 10 minutes before removing them (run a toothpick around the edges to loosen, if necessary). Yield: Approximately 2 ½ dozen.
- We used Eckrich brand bacon and cheddar flavor smoked sausage. We like the taste and they conveniently come in a six pack, which is enough to make for this recipe. Slice them into 4 or 5 pieces.
- Try our tater tots wrapped in bacon recipe to go with the mini corn dog muffins for a full March Madness meal.
- See more recipes for something similar: UK and USA Pigs-in-a-Blanket for National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day on April 24 and Coney Island Hot Dogs and Chicago Hot Dogs for National Hot Dog Day on July 20.