Corn Dog Bites with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

by Alli

Sometimes you just want a corn dog. I rarely eat corn dogs, but sometimes, nothing else will do. The sticks come in handy when you’re walking around the state fair, trying all the tasty foods. However, when I want a corn dog at home, I make corn dog bites. That way, I don’t accidentally bite into that stick or stab myself in the mouth with it.

Homemade Corn Dog Bites with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Corn dogs have always reminded me of the state fair. The fair reminds me of my hometown and high school. We never missed the fair when it appeared magically every fall in a neighboring town.

The fair also reminds me of the time my best high school friend was cheating with my boyfriend behind my back. But that’s another story for another day. Or maybe I should just keep that one to myself. So, moving right along . . .

Appetizers are awesome, aren’t they? And these corn dog bites can be served at your next party, as an afternoon snack or make a complete meal out of them. I won’t tell.

Don’t forget to make the honey mustard dipping sauce to go with the corn dog bites. Because you know you got to dip um. I make the sauce first and let it hang out in the fridge to thicken while I cook the corn dog bites.

Corn Dog Bites

Corn Dog Bites

When it comes to corn dog bites, it’s all about the batter. I start by combining cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and melted butter in a bowl. In a separate bowl,  I add an egg, buttermilk, and baking soda until well combined. Then mix the two together, being careful not to overmix.

Note: The batter should be a little thicker than pancake batter. If it’s too thick, add a little more buttermilk.

Cut hotdogs into bite-sized pieces. I always blot the hotdog pieces with paper towels to remove the excess moisture. Blotting helps the batter stick.

How to Make the Batter for Corn Dog Bites

You can use your favorite hotdogs, but I prefer Hebrew National or Nathan’s. Those two are my faves.

Dip the hotdog bites into the batter, covering completely. You can use a toothpick to do this if you don’t want messy hands. Or you can use a fork.

How to Make Corn Dog Bites

Drop into hot oil (350º) and cook until golden, turning once. It’s best to use a deep fryer thermometer when frying food to keep the temperature as close to 350º as possible. If the oil gets too hot the outside of the batter will brown too quickly while the inside is undercooked.

Drain on a rack over paper towels.

Serve with honey mustard dipping sauce.

Corn Dog Bites with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Corn Dog Bites with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Yield: 20 Servings

Homemade Corn Dog Bites have just the right amount of crunch. Don't forget to make the dipping sauce.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pound hotdogs, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2-3 cups peanut OR vegetable oil (for frying)

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use DUKE''S)
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon spicy mustard
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in melted butter.
  2. In another bowl, combine egg, buttermilk and baking soda. Mix well.
  3. Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture, mixing until combined.
  4. Cut hotdogs into bite-size pieces. Dry with a paper towel. Dip into batter, covering completely.
  5. Fry in hot oil (350º) until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve warm with honey mustard dipping sauce

To make the dipping sauce

  1. Combine mayonnaise, honey, yellow mustard, spicy mustard, and lemon juice. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information
Yield 20 Serving Size 2 corn dog bites
Amount Per Serving Calories 435Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 27mgSodium 640mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 15g
The next time you’re craving corn dogs, try these corn dog bites. Don’t forget to make the dipping sauce.

Since I’m on a fried food kick today . . .

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candy March 13, 2019 - 7:26 am

So many ways to serve these little corn dog bites. For lunch, dinner or as an appetizer. Like the dipping mustard and would also include ketchup and BBQ sauce.

Kita Bryant March 13, 2019 - 9:20 am

My kids are actually having this for dinner tonight but the frozen boxed ones. I might switch it up and do this instead looks way healthier and funner. Is funner a word lol

Melanie March 13, 2019 - 12:47 pm

I have only tried a corn dog once and was not a big fan. It was an out-of-the-box one, though. Maybe if I tried making some homemade I would feel differently about them.

Amber Myers March 13, 2019 - 1:47 pm

Yum, corn dogs are a favorite food around here. I’ll need to make these for lunch one day. That dipping sauce sounds great too!

MELANIE EDJOURIAN March 13, 2019 - 2:08 pm

I totally agree appetisers are awesome. These look like a great idea for one and something my children would also love me to pop into their packed lunch.

Pam Wattenbarger March 13, 2019 - 3:20 pm

Mm, I love corn dogs… and any appetizer or snack food really! This looks awesome for parties.

Lisa Martin March 13, 2019 - 11:33 pm

I love corn dogs! Nathans dogs are some of my favorite as well. These look pretty simple to throw together. Thanks for the recipe!

Ruth I March 14, 2019 - 8:57 am

Yum, corn dogs! Kids would love this special dish. I’m going to do this on my niece’s birthday!

Tasheena March 14, 2019 - 12:37 pm

This recipe looks so yummy. It would be perfect for my kiddos to have after school. Looking forward to giving this recipe a try.

Lynndee March 14, 2019 - 3:25 pm

I’m sure my son is going to enjoy this. Hotdogs are one of his favorites and he could have them everyday.

Dennis Littley March 14, 2019 - 11:12 pm

Corn Dog Bites are the perfect finger foods for parties and potlucks! And who doesn’t like corn dogs?? Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Heather March 15, 2019 - 10:35 am

My kids would LOVE these! I’m going to have to make them soon.

Jona Shares March 16, 2019 - 5:36 am

I love the dips. I will try to make this too and thinking of including another choice of dips maybe. I hope they will like it.


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