Some weekends I make huge dinners and the whole family comes over. Other times I just make a bunch of appetizers and everyone eats as they come through. I've had these mini corn dog bites on my mind for quite some time, and this past weekend they finally happened.
I used my favorite skillet cornbread recipe, which is totally the best ever, for the batter and mini smoked sausages for the dogs. These little bites are the perfect finger food for fun times with the family or your next party.
Add your favorite dipping sauces and you are set. Ketchup is like its own food group at my house, but I stepped up the sauce game by offering Dr. Pepper barbecue sauce, Comeback Sauce, and good old ranch dressing. You can go with ketchup and yellow mustard if that's what makes you happy.
This makes a pretty big batch and would be easy to make ahead. Just let them cool and place in an airtight container, or zip top bag. Refrigerate them and then reheat in a 400°F oven or toaster oven.
The kids would go crazy for these homemade mini corn dogs as an after school snack. As the days get longer, our dinner schedule gets completely out of whack. There's just no telling when the guys will be in for dinner, so I try to have a good snack for Emmet and something everyone can grab before dinner is ready.
Speaking of summer, we are starting to count the days until school is out. Come on summer time! I'm hoping to have a little more time on the lake than we did last summer. The lake stayed flooded until August, and of course we were building like crazy. Now that the house is done and we are moved in, I hope we can do some fun things.
I'd love to hear about your summer plans as well!