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Homemade Corn dog bites

Fun homemade corn dog bites make a great appetizer, after school snack or lunch box!! Kids totally love these bite sized nuggets of the classic fair treat.

homemade corn dog bites

Kids love bite sized foods!!

Especially in their lunch boxes. So easy to gobble while catching up with their buddies.

I love freezable foods!!!

That can be made once, frozen and quick thaw in the microwave for an easy, effortless school lunch on a hectic weekday morning.

These homemade corn dog bites are a winner-winner.

Soooo much fun than a plain old corn dog yet great from the freezer.

Let’s get into the process –

  1. Make batter
  2. Slice hot dogs and toss ’em in some flour (helps the batter stick to them)
  3. Toss in batter
  4. Deep fry until golden brown and delicious.
  5. Pop into your mouth with some ketchup/mustard.

Why will you love, LOVE these bite sized corn dog nuggets?

  • Make once, freeze for several lunches / snacks
  • Cute, fun to eat
  • Kid-friendly, totally!
  • Freezer friendly
  • Quick thaw in the microwave
  • Great for game days too

homemade corn dog bites


homemade corn dog bites

Of course, these are best hot off the frier! 

Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy inside with a chunk of hot dog <—– Game day snack/appetizer or after school snack or play date snack. 

Eat and freeze leftovers. 

How to freeze? 

  1. Make and cool homemade corn dog bites.
  2. Pack them in a large zip lock bag and freeze <—- skip the frozen section in the supermarket. 
  3. Place a few or more in a microwavable plate ( in single layer). Microwave for a minute or longer ( more corn dog bites —> longer in the microwave), until very hot. 
  4. Eat with ketchup and/or mustard. 

How to pack homemade corn dog bites for lunch box? 

Pack cooled corn dog bites in a lunch box along with ketchup and/or mustard in a separate compartment or jello shot cups. I packed some orange segments and cucumber slices along with it. 

You will totally love this Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice <— kid favorite! 


homemade corn dog bites
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4.72 from 7 votes

Homemade Corn dog bites

Fun homemade corn dog bites make a great appetizer, after school snack or lunch box!! Kids totally love these bite sized nuggets of the classic fair treat.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 64 bites
Author: Maria Doss


Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk

Additional ingredients

  • 8 hot dogs, each sliced into 8 pieces
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • vegetable or corn oil for frying


  • Pour vegetable or corn oil into a dutch oven or large saucepan, until it comes to about 2-inches in height. Place pan over medium-high heat. Make corn dog batter while the oil in heating. 
  • Whisk all dry ingredients in a large bowl and all wet ingredients in a small bowl. Add wet into dry and whisk to get a thick batter, set aside. 
  • Add the sliced hot dogs and 1/4 cup all purpose flour into a large gallon sized bag, seal and shake it up. 
  • Working in batches, remove about 1/4th sliced hot dogs into the batter and toss to coat well. Using a fork (this will help in draining off excess batter), remove each hot dog piece into the moderately hot oil and deep fry for about 3 minutes ( turning the corn dogs once or twice to brown on all sides). Drain on paper towel lined plate. 
    Repeat process to cook all corn dog bites.
  • Serve corn dog bites hot/warm/room temperature with ketchup and/or yellow mustard. 


Substitute 1 and 1/2 cups buttermilk instead of greek yogurt and milk. 
To freeze corn dog bites - 
Cook and cool corn dog bites. Freeze them in a ziplock bag for up to a month. 
To thaw - 
Remove as many frozen corn dog bites as you need and place in a microwave safe plate. Microwave for one minute or more as needed (time will depend on the number of corn dog bites microwaved. More bites ---> more time), until all corn dog bites are hot.  



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Recipe Rating

Ashika | Gardening Foodie

Friday 19th of October 2018

These corn dog bites look so delicious Maria and perfect for lunchboxes. My boys will really love this. Thank you for sharing...have a great weekend :)

Katherine | Love In My Oven

Friday 19th of October 2018

I better not show my kids your blog or they'll want to come live with you. I own a deep fryer but have never tried it out. I keep meaning to. I need to give these a whirl!

Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Thursday 18th of October 2018

These little corn dog bites are so cute and fun! I just want to pop them all in my mouth! And I wonder if I could use my air fryer instead of deep frying them?! I may have to try :) XOXO


Monday 10th of February 2020

Hi there. How do you pack these for lunchboxes once frozen? Do you thaw them in the lunchbox and they are good to eat by lunch time?

Maria Doss

Friday 19th of October 2018

I have no experience with air fryer Kelly :)