I’ll be honest with you guys, my sole reason for making these corn dogs was just because I thought the name Candy Corn Corn Dogs was cool. What I didn’t expect though was that I’d actually end up enjoying them.
Now I know what you’re probably thinking… Hot dogs and candy corn? Disgusting right? Well, these corn dogs honestly weren’t that bad!
I normally hate candy corn, but something happens when it melts a bit where it’s almost like it makes the candy corn a little more flavorful. I think my main issue with candy corn all along was that I just didn’t like the texture of it.
Plus, corn dog batter generally has sugar added to it already, so all this really did was make the batter even sweeter. After trying these Candy Corn Corn Dogs I’m convinced that melted candy corn would actually make a pretty great pancake or waffle topping.
Had I actually just swapped out the hot dogs for a bunch of candy corn in the middle of these corn dogs I might actually have a bonafide hit on my hands! Will adding candy corn to corn dog batter become a thing? Probably not, but the addition isn’t half bad either….
That’s not to say I’d make them again, because the chances of that are extremely slim, but the main reason for that is because I think that these Leftover Halloween Candy Corn Dogs that I made back in 2018 are a much tastier option.
Candy Corn Corn Dogs Recipe
- 2 quarts oil for frying
- 6 hot dogs
- 6 corn dog sticks or chopsticks if you can't find corn dog sticks
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup candy corn
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy skillet to 375°F.
In a bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper. Stir in egg, milk and candy corn.
Slide each hot dog onto a corn dog stick.
Transfer corn dog batter to a tall glass and dip the hot dogs one by one into the batter.
Fry corn dogs for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Drain corn dogs on paper towels, and serve with chocolate syrup or your preferred dipping sauce.