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For those of you who do not already know, I live in Texas. And if you know anything about August in Texas, then you know that I am literally living in an oven. No joke, it is 106°F outside as I type this…. at 9 in the morning. When I walk outside, I feel personally attacked by Mother Nature. So there is nothing like sitting in a chilly, air conditioned room on a sweltering summer day and munching on a delicious treat. Seriously, with my scrumptious Jalapeño Cornbread Bites recipe and Heluva Good! Dip by my side, I actually forget that I am living on the surface of the Sun.
Com·fort food (ˈkəmfərt food). A noun. The definition of which is food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically any with a high sugar or other carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking. Use it in a sentence – “tired parents tend to eat more comfort foods”. Comfort food defines today’s recipe and dip pairing because that is just what it is. A soothing hug to your stomach to make up for the ungodly heat outside your door. And I can’t think of anything more comforting than dipping a delightful Jalapeño Cornbread Bite into one of the many flavors of Heluva Good! Dips. Without further ado, I present to you the ultimate spicy summer pairing…
Jalapeño Cornbread Bites
Paired with Heluva Good! Jalapeño Cheddar Dip
Time: 30 minutes; Yields: 30-40 bites
- 2 cups cornmeal
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of butter (melted)
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 1/2 cups of whole milk
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 large eggs
- 2 jalapeños (1 diced & 1 sliced)
- Preheat your oven to 450°F. Grease a mini muffin pan and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl thoroughly combine the cornmeal, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Whisk in the milk, eggs, butter, and honey until smooth. Fold in the diced jalapeño pieces.
- Pour the batter into the mini muffin pan, filling each cavity 2/3rds full. Gently top half of the cavities with the jalapeño slices.
- Place in the oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing the bites from the pan. Serve alongside Heluva Good! Jalapeño Cheddar Dip and enjoy!
Before we get to the step-by-step recipe tutorial, I want you to know that I specifically created these bites to compliment the Heluva Good! Jalapeño Cheddar Dip. It is my absolute favorite flavor the company offers. That being said, I have personally found that all of the Heluva Good! Dips are a crowd-pleaser. From French Onion to Buttermilk Ranch to Bacon Horseradish, they are easily paired with potato chips, veggies, pretzels, tortilla chips, wings… you name it! So make sure to have a few of the flavors in your summer dipping arsenal. Okay now to the recipe tutorial…
Preheat your oven to 450°F. Grease a mini muffin pan and set aside. In a large mixing bowl thoroughly combine 2 cups of cornmeal, 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 2 teaspoons of salt. Then whisk in the 1 1/2 cups of milk, 2 large eggs, 1/2 cup of butter, and 2 tablespoons of honey until smooth. Fold in the diced jalapeño pieces.
Pour the batter into the mini muffin pan, filling each cavity 2/3rds full. Gently top half of the cavities with the jalapeño slices.
Place in the oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing the bites from the pan. Serve alongside Heluva Good! Jalapeño Cheddar Dip and enjoy!
There you have it! A comforting, yet spicy, treat to make you forget the heat. I know, it seems ironic, but trust me it works! And if that wasn’t enough scrumptiousness, Heluva Good! has created the “SS Snacker” pool lounger to enhance your dipping experience. That’s right, they have a float with a built-in dipping station! Best of all? They’re giving you a change to win one of these fabulous pool loungers! Seriously, with Heluva Good! Dips and this fabulous float, your pool party will be complete. Enter below!
Prizes: Heluva Good! SS Snacker Pool Float (5 available for the giveaway!)
Dates: August 5 – August 12
Notification: Winners will be randomly selected and notified by CLEVER by August 14
Terms & Conditions: Must be Age 18+ and US resident only to enter. Only one winner per household.
Good luck and happy dipping!