Monday, July 19, 2010

Lightsaber Corndogs!

This is our test batch of lightsaber corn dogs. My son is a huge Star Wars (let's face it, the whole family is) so he decided that he wants a Star Wars themed birthday party. It isn't until the first week of December. I know it is only July, but we have to start planning now (theme, possible menu). His sister's birthday is the week before his, plus with the holidays, we are busy.

Along with Star Wars, he said he wanted corn dogs. The boy loves hot dogs, but we don't eat them very often. So it was decided that because corn dogs look so much like lightsabers, we had to test it.


1 package of hot dogs (You can use whatever brand. For this test, we used an all beef, kosher hotdog)

1 jiffy cornbread mix <---- This was not as successful as I had hoped. I should have known it wouldn't work well. Because it is a muffin mix, it got too puffy. Plus it did not want to stick. So, I rolled the hot dogs in a little flour, which helped some. I selected this because I didn't have all of the ingredients to make from scratch. Plan B- For next time, we will make a batter from scratch.

Popcicle sticks or skewers

Food coloring

here we have all of the hot dogs skewered up.

We opted to make one color of lightsaber. Here is our blue batter.

And the finished product: It was kind of a weird color on the outside, but inside was a nice blue color.

Overall, I have to say it wasn't a total success, but it was not an epic fail. My son was thrilled and even more excited with the idea of making them again. I will post another test batch in a few weeks, until then May the Corn Dogs be With You! lol I had to say! :)


  1. Haha! Very cool idea, and way to plan ahead! If it were me, I'd be making the test batch a couple nights before and then freaking out when they didn't turn out perfectly. Can't wait to see Round 2!

    Cheap Geeks Anonymous

  2. What a cute idea! My son is also a HUGE fan of Star Wars. I'll have to try these for him.

    Thanks for joining in on Mingle Monday. I hope you have a great week.