Disney Copycat Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs Recipe

Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs recipe - copycat Disneyland's! Hot dogs dipped in a honey cornmeal batter and fried until crispy!! So good!! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 12 corn dogs
Calories 1596 kcal
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  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk *
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 12 hot dogs
  • 12 wooden skewers, candy sticks or thin popsicle sticks
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large pot or Dutch-oven, heat the 2 quarts of oil to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the egg, honey, buttermilk and vegetable oil, stir until combined. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, pat the hot dogs dry and insert a skewer into each hot dog. Pour the batter into a tall drinking glass and dip one dog at a time into the batter, then place into the hot oil to fry (I like to make sure that the batter is coating a bit of the skewer/stick so that the coating stays on).
  4. I let my corn dog sink to the bottom and then turned it with tongs to ensure that wit was browning evenly on all sides. Cook for about 2-3 minutes (you want to make sure they're fully cooked inside), then transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with remaining hot dogs (you may have to tilt the glass a bit to get the last few ones fully dipped).

Recipe Notes

*If the batter is too thick, just add a splash or two of additional buttermilk.
-You can easily double this recipe!
-These corn dogs freeze really well. Just make sure to let the cool completely before placing them in a ziplock bag. To reheat, bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Adapted from Life in the Lofthouse

Nutrition Facts
Disney Copycat Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1596 Calories from Fat 1512
% Daily Value*
Fat 168g258%
Saturated Fat 132g825%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 402mg17%
Potassium 217mg6%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.