Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Mini Corn Dog Muffins
My kids love corn dogs, especially the mini ones, but making them at home is a pain and not all that easy... also not terribly healthy (ok, these aren't either, but they're healthiER). This recipe is easy, you have a little more control over what's in them and kids LOVE them. They're also cheap enough to make it into my budget recipe list at a whopping 73 cents per serving! These make a fun appetizer or party snack for kids too.
1 package of turkey hot dogs, cut in quarters (you only need 6) - $2.99
2 packages jiffy corn bread mix - $1.00
2 eggs - $0.30
2/3 cup 1% milk - $0.10
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spray two 12 cup mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
Mix corn bread mix according to package directions. Place 1 hot dog piece in each muffin cup and fill with about 1 Tbs of muffin mix.
Bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Serve with favorite dips (ketchup, honey mustard, cheese sauce, etc). Makes 6 servings of 4 muffins each. I usually serve these with some baked beans or cowboy beans.
Total cost: $4.39 alone or a little over $6 with the baked beans