Homemade Disneyland Corn Dog Recipe


Did you know that taste is one of the senses most strongly associated with memories? If you’ve ever been to Disneyland then you’ll no doubt have plenty of happy memories. What nicer way to relive them than with our very own homemade Disneyland Corn Dog recipe? We are going to tell you everything you need to know so you’ll be able to make these delicious treats at home. We’ll try not to be too Goofy.

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How To Make a Disneyland Corn Dog

Disneyland corn dogs are a real treat. We aren’t quite sure whether they count as a savory snack. As there’s more than a little bit of sugar in our recipe, and some honey too!

That said if you are going to be making your way around all of the rides, and other fun things to do at Disneyland, it makes sense to eat some food that is going to keep your energy up and is super tasty too.

If you’ve ever had an official Disneyland Corn Dog, you’ll know that the batter is ever so slightly fluffy. And there is a reason for this. It relies on a little bit of ‘help’ to make it light. We use baking powder in our recipe. But be careful not to add too much or you will end up with a metallic tasting dog.

The baking powder requires an ‘acid’ to activate it. In this recipe we have used buttermilk as our acid. So, you’ll end up with a crispy and fluffy coating, it works in exactly the same way in buttermilk pancakes.

These homemade Disneyland Corn Dogs are really easy to make, and require next to nothing in the way of specialist equipment. You will need a bowl, a whisk, a tall glass and a pan in order to cook your them.

Disneyland Corn Dog

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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If you’ve been lucky enough to enjoy this incredible Disney corn dog recipe then you’ll know how delicious it is. Make this copycat recipe yourself in under 20 minutes.


  • 6 cups 6 vegetable oil

  • 3 oz 3 white flour

  • 1 egg

  • 6 fl oz 6 buttermilk

  • 115 oz 115 cornmeal

  • 2 tsp 2 white sugar

  • Pinch of salt

  • Large pinch of baking powder

  • 4 tsp 4 honey

  • 1 tbsp 1 vegetable oil

  • 12 hot dogs

  • 12 popsicle sticks


  • In a large high sided pan heat your oil over a medium high heat. You can test when it is ready for frying by carefully dropping a teaspoon of batter into the oil. If it sizzles and rises, you are good to go.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the flour, eggs and buttermilk together. Once you have a smooth paste add the cornmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder, honey and vegetable oil. Mix vigorously until absolutely smooth. Pour into your tall glass and leave to rest for at least 15 minutes.
  • Take your hot dogs and give them a little rub with a paper towel until they are dry. Take a popsicle stick and insert it lengthways into the hot dog. If you’ve done it right you should have a hotdog popsicle.
  • Take your hotdog popsicle and dunk it headfirst into your glass. Take it out and let the excess drip back into the glass. Then place it, carefully, into the hot oil in the pan. If you have kitchen tongs or a spatula let it bubble for 30 seconds or so and then turn it to ensure that it cooks evenly. Cook for around 2 and half minutes.
  • Remove the corn dog and place on either a paper towel or a wire rack to drain slightly.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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Tips and tricks

Batter consistency

The key to absolutely nailing this Disney Corn Dog recipe is in the batter. Well we’ll be honest this is the only thing that you actually make, we’ll save homemade hot dogs for another time. If you make your batter too thick you are going to end up with a chewy and maybe slightly doughy Corn Dog.

Likewise, if your batter is too thin you are going to end up with a deep-fried naked corn dog… and nobody wants a naked corn dog! Too thin means the batter simply won’t stick.

So, here’s a tip.

Make your batter in a bowl and then give it a little dip with a normal dessert spoon. Hold the spoon over the bowl. If it has stopped dripping after 5 seconds, it should be good to use. If it isn’t dripping it means you’ve gone too thick.

If it carries on dripping you’ve gone too thin. If it’s too thick use a splash more buttermilk to loosen it up. Too thin? Add tablespoon of flour.

Dipping your dogs

If you don’t have a tall glass this isn’t a deal breaker and you’ll still be able to make these, but you might have to tilt the bowl to get an even coating.

If you’ve tried an official Disney Corn Dog, one thing that makes them nice is a thoroughly even coating. The way to achieve this is by coating them vertically, not horizontally. This means dipping them head first. To do that you are going to need a tall glass.

It doesn’t have to be huge. Just enough to completely submerge your dog headfirst as he goes for a dip. If you are using a bowl instead just ensure it is wide enough to completely ‘soak and roll’ your ‘dog.  Ps don’t overfill your glass as you’ll find that the level of batter goes up as you submerge your corn dog.

Freeze for later

Kids love copycat Disneyland Corn Dogs. Kids are also impatient. Don’t worry we get it. The best thing about this recipe is that once you have made a batch you can freeze them. Just make the corndogs as per the recipe and allow to cool on a wire rack. Freeze them individually in kitchen wrap. To get a taste of Disneyland whenever you like, just place them in a 390 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Magic.

Other Disney Recipes

Enjoy other great Disneyland treats in your home with our secret copycat recipes from Disney to your kitchen. These include their famous Disney Dole Whip recipe and Disneyland Churros. Let us know down below what other recipes from Disney you’d like to see included. We even have the famous Harry Potter Butterbeer found at Universal on our site.


These corn dogs are not limited only to Disneyland. They make for super party food. Whether that is for children or even big kids (like us).

The best bit is that they can be made ahead, so if you have something planned, cook up a batch in advance and just reheat them on the day. What’s your most memorable experience of Disneyland (apart from the Corn Dogs of course)? Why not let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading. Enjoy.


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