A Fearless Guide to Food and Travel

My kids love corn dogs and thankfully I have been able to find some versions that are ok for them to eat.  The problem however is that they’re EXPENSIVE!  I’ve got an almost 8 year old that would and could eat 2-3 corn dogs for a meal. Then there’s that pesky stick that boys always seem to a) see how far they can get into their mouth or b) turn into a weapon while eating OR c) turn into a weapon after eating.  I really just don’t need to have that fight with them.  Instead of breaking the bank and my patience with expensive store bought corn dogs, I made some!  Really, they’re not hard at all!  This is especially great for making halal corn dogs to pop into lunches for school.

halal corn dogs This was my first attempt at making them…I will say – put the hot dogs down first then cover with batter – I pushed mine in at the end.


Here’s how I made them;

  • 1 recipe of your favorite corn bread mix (or boxed mix)
  • 1 package of halal turkey, beef or chicken hot dogs
Mix together the corn bread and butter or spray a muffin tin pan so that the “dogs” won’t stick.  Cut each hot dog into thirds and place in the bottom of each tin.  If you want to make them more meaty – go ahead and use more hot dog!  Pour the cornbread batter to fill each tin 2/3 of the way.  Bake on 350F for 15-18 minutes, just until the muffins start to brown.
Serve right away with dipping sauces or allow to cool, toss into a freezer bag and pop into the freezer.  You can pull them out and reheat whenever you want!
Pretty simple right?  Who wants to buy corn dogs anymore?!?
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Amanda Mouttaki

Curious world traveling, mom of two busy boys, foodie at heart, addicted to social media and lover of all things Moroccan.

  • Amanda

    November 18, 2011 #2 Author

    Wow…what a good idea! I do like corn dogs, but finding halal ones or ones that are not loaded with fat/calories is almost impossible. I like that these are in little packages that I can take to work too and control to some extent how they are made. These are going to be fun for lunches!


  • Samira

    November 14, 2011 #3 Author

    Great idea and I agree much cheaper than the ones I buy and probably better for him! WIll definitely be trying this as my 4 year old will love them!


    • marocmama

      November 14, 2011 #4 Author

      My 4 year old loves them – I hope yours will too!!


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