Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mini-corn dogs

Over Spring Break, our family was so off schedule, we couldn't even find it any more!

Sleeping in until past 8:00, having breakfast at 10, lunch at 2 and dinner around 7:00. Then staying up late and doing it all over again.

For the most part, it was enjoyable to be so relaxed. But as we all know, kids who have no schedule do not thrive. And neither do Moms!!!



Sunday evening I decided to make a snack for the kids that could also be used for their lunches during the week.

While they jumped on the trampoline, I made a recipe that I had seen floating around the blogosphere. Mini corn dogs!


I am not sure if you can call this a "recipe" per say but...

2 boxes of Jiffy corn muffin mix (ingredients needed to prepare)
Hot dogs (amount depends, I'll explain in a second!)

Follow the directions on the package, to make muffins. I added a bit more water, because I wanted it a little runnier.

Line muffin tins.



Add a small spoonful of batter to the bottom of each cup.



Chop hot dogs into desired size and place at least one in each cup.



Add another spoonful of mix on to the top of the hot dogs.

Bake at 350* for about 15 minutes or golden brown on top.



The boys loved and devoured these corn dogs.
Harmony felt that there was too much bread and not enough dog. She said 2 pieces in each would have been better.



All in all, it was a total hit...and way cheaper than buying a box of corndogs! These travel well in lunch bags AND freeze well for later.

I can see myself making alot of these this summer!

3 comments:

Julie said...

Hey Marie... those look good! What if you used mini muffin tins? It would reduce the cornbread/hotdog ratio. I think I might try these, although our kids aren't big corndog fans. :/

Marie Turner said...

I think I am going to try it with the mini ones as well. I had read that idea somewhere as well.

Marie Turner said...

I think I am going to try it with the mini ones as well. I had read that idea somewhere as well.

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