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Rating: 4.37 stars
738 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 418
  • 4 star values: 217
  • 3 star values: 69
  • 2 star values: 24
  • 1 star values: 10

An easy way to make the favorite treat from the fair. You can substitute cocktail wieners for hot dogs.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
14 mins
total:
24 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 muffins
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease muffin tins.

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  • Stir together the cornbread mix and the brown sugar in a large bowl. Whisk the eggs and milk in a small bowl until smooth. Fold the eggs and cheese into the dry mixture until moistened. Spoon mixture into muffin tins until 2/3 full. Add 1 hot dog half to each muffin.

  • Bake in a preheated oven 14 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

246 calories; protein 8.3g; carbohydrates 21.4g; fat 14g; cholesterol 44.7mg; sodium 806.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
Fantastic! I've made it twice in two days and there are none left! Odd tip: try using the cheapest hotdogs you can find. I used both good and cheap brands and the texture of the cruddy dogs actually works better with the cornbread and made it taste more like a corn dog. I did cut down the brown sugar a bit (to 1 1/2 Tbsp) but that was personal preference. This was so easy, super cheap and delicious! I'm sure I will be using this recipe constantly. It satisfies the kid in me :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2007
I made this the other night for a rushed dinner. They went over well with my boys (4 & 2) but my husband and I did not like them at all. I was skeptical about adding the sugar but decided to follow the recipe and it was a big mistake. These were way too sweet. I don't think the sugar should be added at all. I cut the hot dogs into small pieces since my children are small and they are choking hazards, but there really didn't seem to be enough hot dog. The bread overpowered the muffins. I might make them again for my children since they did like it but only if they request it. Also I think I will use the directions on the box and just add the hot dogs. Thank you anyway for the idea, it just wasn't for us. Read More
(16)
738 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 418
  • 4 star values: 217
  • 3 star values: 69
  • 2 star values: 24
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
Fantastic! I've made it twice in two days and there are none left! Odd tip: try using the cheapest hotdogs you can find. I used both good and cheap brands and the texture of the cruddy dogs actually works better with the cornbread and made it taste more like a corn dog. I did cut down the brown sugar a bit (to 1 1/2 Tbsp) but that was personal preference. This was so easy, super cheap and delicious! I'm sure I will be using this recipe constantly. It satisfies the kid in me :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2007
Never seem to have any leftover. I’ve been using this particular recipe since 2005. Really good. I recommend cutting the hot dogs into very small pieces and alternating while pouring in tins… batter, hot dogs, batter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
These were really delicious -- and easy. I halved the recipe because 18 muffins would have been way too many. Still made 10 large muffins, which was great. I could have squeezed out another two, I think because I filled the tins more than the 2/3 full that it called for. Batter was thicker than I thought it would be when dropping in the hot dogs, but they turned out great. I used 3 slices per muffin instead of half a dog, which I'm not sure would have fit in my muffin tins. The slices were popping out of the top a bit, but it didn't really matter. I served with honey mustard, which made them really delicious. They are pretty hardy, too. I was serving them as a Superbowl appetizer, but they were super filling could definitely be a meal. I can see how kids would love these. I have a couple left today, so I'll see how the keep. I had served them straight from the oven yesterday, so they were perfect. Will definitely make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2007
Decided to make a half a batch (Why?? We just wanted more!), but I accidentally added the full cup of cheese. Glad I did. They were great! I'll make the same mistake next time! Also, I cut up the hot dogs in half slices, and stirred them right into the batter. A half lb. worked well for the half recipe, even though I'll probably never make a HALF again! File this one under "Fun Food"! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2006
These were a fun dinner. I suggest cutting the hot dogs into smaller sized pieces for better distribution in the muffins. I couldn't bring myself to add the brown sugar since the brand of corn muffin mix I use is already pretty sweet. My husband liked them with mustard, I preferred them plain. Some pepper jack cheese in the batter might liven them up a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2007
I was unsure of trying this one but my teenagers really liked them. I increased the cheese to 1-1/2 cups and in half the batter, I added chopped black olives and chopped jalapenos. Those were the favorites. Next time I'll leave out all or most of the brown sugar; I'm not sure it was necessary. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2010
These are fantastic...with a few changes I made to them....I am not sure they'd be so good with a box mix, I'm more of a make from scratch kinda girl....but here are the changes I made. 1 1/2 cup of flour, 2/3 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup cornmeal, 1 TBS baking powder, 1 tsp salt 1 1/2 TBS brown sugar, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/2 cup diced red onion, 1 cup grated cheddar, 7 Hebrew National hot dogs, cut tiny into 1/4 lengthwise and diced. Mix all dry ingredients together and add milk and eggs to dry ingredients then fold in cheese, onion and hot dogs and add to muffin tins. The result is OUTSTANDING and made one pan of mini muffins and one pan of regular size muffins. Thanks for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2007
These are a great crowd and kid pleaser. I made them in my mini muffin pan and they were just the perfect mix of hot dog and breading. My pickiest eater said they were "fabulous"! This is a great recipe to keep in mind for a potluck or kids lunch. Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2006
This one is great. My 2 1/2 year old loves corn dogs and these are cheaper and a bit healthier than store bought, plus he loved helping me make them. It doesn't say so in the directions, but I recommend covering each piece of hot dog with a bit of batter. I also baked mine in mini muffin tins, cutting the hot dogs in 1/8ths. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2007
I made this the other night for a rushed dinner. They went over well with my boys (4 & 2) but my husband and I did not like them at all. I was skeptical about adding the sugar but decided to follow the recipe and it was a big mistake. These were way too sweet. I don't think the sugar should be added at all. I cut the hot dogs into small pieces since my children are small and they are choking hazards, but there really didn't seem to be enough hot dog. The bread overpowered the muffins. I might make them again for my children since they did like it but only if they request it. Also I think I will use the directions on the box and just add the hot dogs. Thank you anyway for the idea, it just wasn't for us. Read More
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