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Spicy Caramelized Onion Dip & Dressed Corn Dogs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

Food is not just an energy source. It is often a trigger, inexplicably intertwined with moments in time. Fresh out of the oven cinnamon rolls and I’m a 5-year-old in my aunt’s kitchen trying to sneak a bite. When I walk through the door of a coffee house and catch a whiff of the inescapable aroma, my heart swoons as I’m immediately transported to the first date with my husband. Crispy corn dogs on a stick and I flash back to a hot day at the state fair, corn dog in one hand and a tight grip on dad’s hand in the other. So when I was asked to get creative with State Fair® Corn Dogs for the upcoming sacred, National Corn Dog Day, I couldn’t have been more excited. With the magical childhood memory with my dad in mind, I created today’s Spicy Caramelized Onion Dip to be paired with the State Fair Corn Dogs dressed up in bacon queso and parsley.

Corn Dogs, State Fair

National Corn Dog Day is on March 17th and I suggest you take your celebration seriously. Let’s be honest, iconic foods deserve respect. To ring in the holiday properly, may I recommend a killer dip and dog dressing? You’ll want to visit the freezer aisle in your local H-E-B and pick up a box of State Fair Corn Dogs on a Stick (22 ct) along with all the other ingredients.

State Fair Corn Dogs

(with Bacon Queso & Parsley Dressing)


  • 1 box of State Fair Corn Dogs on a Stick (22 ct) (available at H-E-B)
  • 1 cup of queso
  • 1 tablespoon of bacon bits
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley (chopped)


  1. Cook the State Fair Corn Dogs per the directions on the box. Preheat the oven to 375F, remove the dogs from their wrappers, and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake approximately 16-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the queso and bacon bits. Dip the cooked State Fair Corn Dogs partially in the queso and place on a lined backing sheet.
  3. Sprinkle the chopped parsley on the dipped dogs. Set aside for serving with the Spicy Caramelized Onion Dip.

Spicy Caramelized Onion Dip


  • 1 yellow onion (sliced)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of queso
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of water


  1. In a medium-sized pot, mix the brown sugar, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, cinnamon, and water. Heat until a thick syrup is formed.
  2. Add the sliced onions and simmer until the onions are tender.
  3. Place the caramelized onions and queso in a food processor. Blend until a thick dip is formed.
  4. Serve the dip with the dressed State Fair Corn Dogs and enjoy!

Corn Dogs, State Fair

Dress up the State Fair Corn Dogs with bacon queso and diced parsley. This will give added flavor and flair that the kids will love. Plus, the dogs are made with real chicken, turkey, pork, and beef amounting to 6 grams of protein per serving. With such straightforward ingredients, State Fair Brand helps fuel kids’ play since it offers such a good source of protein. You can also rest easy knowing that the dogs have no added hormones or steroids and are readily available at your local H-E-B for everyday snacking. The kids will love it and it will help parents to win the day.

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For the adults, pair the dogs with the Spicy Caramelized Onion Dip for a little extra kick.

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Pick a dip, win a trip! In honor of National Corn Dog Day, State Fair Brand presents its first ever Corn Dog Dip-Off Sweepstakes. Vote for your favorite dipping sauces now at between 3/17/18 – 4/29/18. You have the chance to win many great prizes and even a $10,000 grand prize for a family trip. Also make sure to grab this Yellow Coupon for $2 off any one 22ct State Fair corn dog box (offer valid February 28th – March 27th). So will you be celebrating the holiday with this dip and dressing or creating your own?

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  1. Calvin says:

    Been so long since I had corn dogs, never thought of making my own though, usually get the frozen ones.. I mean 10 years ago.. Not a staple in canada I guess.

  2. Lindsay A. says:

    This dip looks so incredible – my mouth is watering! Definitely going to be a must try! 😀 Thanks!

  3. I love those corn dogs — now to try that onion dip!

  4. Trisha McKee says:

    OH this is so unique and looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it.

  5. DeeAnn says:

    I love caramelized onions but never thought of using them with corn dogs. Thanks for this recipe.

  6. Sarah L says:

    I want that onion dip for my corn dogs. Yummy for my tummy.

  7. kathy pease says:

    This looks so yummy and I will have to try out the recipe 🙂

  8. Leela says:

    You just managed to make corn dogs even better 🙂

  9. Stephanie Z says:

    I tried the link to the sweepstakes again and it is working now! Thanks for contacting the brand about that!

  10. Stephanie Z says:

    I also think the Spicy Caramelized Onion Dip sounds good. It sounds like an interesting mix. I like that it has queso in it. Thanks for sharing that recipe as well!

  11. Stephanie Z says:

    The State Fair Brand first ever Corn Dog Dip-Off Sweepstakes sounds really interesting, but when I click on your link it does not take me to the sweepstakes.

    1. Stephanie Z says:

      Actually I tried again and found the sweepstakes. It is just really tiny in the corner of the page. Weird!

      1. Thanks for bringing that to my attention, Stephanie! I’m getting that weird error message as well. I’ve contacted the brand to let them know and will get you an update shortly! Hang tight! 🙂

        1. Stephanie Z says:

          Thanks! Definitely let us know what you find out! It sounds like a great sweepstakes. Thanks for sharing this post about it!

  12. crystle tellerday says:

    this sounds really good I like corn dogs

  13. Stephanie Z says:

    I also have to mention that the queso and bacon bits would be a big hit with my husband on these State Fair Corn Dogs.

  14. Stephanie Z says:

    I know a lot of kids who would love to eat these corn dogs. These remind me of going to the fair!

  15. Carol G says:

    Those corn dogs look so appetizing. The Spicy Caramelized Onion Dip you made would be a good dipper for many other foods too.

  16. I love fairs – they have some of the best food! Thanks for this fun dip recipe. I think my mom would love these!


    1. Yes! Fun to bring a bit of that excitement home. Enjoy!

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