Cornbread Hot Dog Chip Bites

Hot Dog Cornbread Chip Cups

A single bite snack loaded up with cornbread and hot dog, all on a little chip! A perfect flavor combo with every bite! The cornbread is cheesy and spicy and tangy and it tastes great on the chip! It’s like corn dogs and nachos had a baby and you ate that baby.

The idea behind this recipe

Every time I post my cornbread taco boats, people say 2 things – make them mini, and make them with a corn tortilla. Well these cornbread hot dog chip bites are both! It’s honestly hard to work with these scoop chips. In my mind I always think they are perfect little cups, but the reality is that only about 1 in 4 are good to fill. The rest are either broken or oddly shaped. Many are just flat! What’s going on over at the tortilla chip factory? Anyways, I made these and despite taking a minute to wrangle the chip cups, they ended up being fun and tasting good!

Make the cornbread

I used cornbread mix for the hot dog chip bites cause we had some around. It’s also the most common comment when I make anything with cornbread. “Can I make this with cornbread mix?” Yes you can. Feel free to use your favorite recipe, or the one from my cornbread taco boats. I tried to doctor this one up to make it taste like that other one, by adding cheese, pickled jalapenos, mustard, and honey.

making the batter with cheese and jalapenos

Fill the little chip bites

The chip bites are so small you only need a spoonful of the cornbread batter in each, then half a mini hot dog. You want to move fast once you start so the chips don’t get soggy!

Add the hot dogs to the cornbread bites

Baking the cornbread hot dog chip bites

Bake the cornbread hot dog chip bites at 400 for about 15 minutes until the batter is set. After they bake, add pickles and sauce. The sauce is basically spicy honey mustard. I like to line them up on a platter like this and spread the sauce all over the place. I think it looks nice, but it might be too messy for you!

top with the spicy honey mustard!

Pretty tasty! Definitely a bit of work but I thought it was worth it in the end. At first I didn’t think it would be! These would be an awesome game day treat! The crunch of the chip goes so well with the soft bread and the chewy dog!

Cornbread hot dog chip bites

Each chip is exploding with flavor! It’s all about the spicy honey mustard though for me.

Cornbread hot dog chip bites

Twists on the cornbread hot dog chip bites

I have mentioned the hot dog cornbread boats a million times already. They are one of my most popular recipes, so check it out. If you are interested in these chip bites, you would probably like the boats too! You could also put some sausage in here instead. Or just the cornbread if you want to keep it vegetarian!

My favorite cornbread is sweet! If you are looking for a nice sweet cornbread recipe, I love this one.

For more fun twists on cornbread, check out my cornbread chili pie, or this cheesy sausage stuffed cornbread.

Hot Dog Cornbread Chip Cups

Mini hot dogs inside mini chips with cheesy jalapeno cornbread filling.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 chips
Calories: 113kcal



  • 1/4 cup diced pickled jalapenos
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package corn muffin mix. You know the one.
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey

everything else

  • 20 mini hot dogs cut in half
  • 2 bags scoops chips
  • 20 pickles cut in half


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice


  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Mix all the cornbread ingredients in a large bowl until combined.
  • Lay as many scoop chips as you want onto a baking sheet. You will have to sort out the viable bowl shaped ones.
  • Spoon some batter into each scoop, then add a half mini hot dog.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until the cornbread is set.
  • While it is baking, mix the sauce ingredients together.
  • Remove from the oven and top with the pickles, then drizzle on the sauce. Serve


Serving: 1g | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg

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