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Are you enjoying race season so far? The first time I actually got into racing was several years ago on a trip to North Carolina. There's nothing quite like being at the races with hot passes, getting down on the track, seeing the cars, and meeting the drivers to really get you into a sport! I learned a lot on that trip and developed a new appreciation for racing. This season, we're excited about Ty Dillon in Car #95.
No sporting event at our house is complete without snacks. Of course, those snacks just have to be cute. We are loving how adorable these Mini Corndog Racers are, and they are great with ketchup, mustard, or other spicy dipping sauces.
But, while you're enjoying your race day snacks, the last thing you want to worry about is heartburn. Nexium 24HR, the new #1 selling frequent heartburn brand*, makes it easier to enjoy your snacks and your race with their all day, all night frequent heartburn protection. Pick some up at Walmart (here's a coupon too) while you're getting your race day snack ingredients and you'll be set for race time.
Would you like to make them for your family? Your kids will be sure to love them, and maybe play with them too.
What You Need:
- Mini corndogs, cooked (you can make your own or buy & heat the premade kind)
- Spaghetti noodles, dry
- String Cheese
- Cute animal or people food picks for decoration
How to Make:
- Cook your corndogs per the package directions or make your own! We own a little kitchen device that makes mini corndogs, but opted for the premade kind since it is a little bit easier. If you don't like corndogs, you can substitute cooked mini sausages or cooked hot dogs (slice those into thirds).
- In the meantime, cut your string cheese into rounds, no more than a quarter inch thick. You'll need four (4) rounds per corndog to make the wheels.
- Skewer a spaghetti noodle into the center of a cheese wheel, then feed the spaghetti noodle through the tip of the corndog to form the front wheel base.
- Add a second cheese wheel on the sticking out end and push it down the noodle until it reaches the corndog.
- Using sharp kitchen shears, snip the noodle right where it is flush with the cheese wheel.
- Repeat the process to make the back wheel set too.
- Add a cute animal food pick to make the driver!
- Serve with ketchup, mustard, or barbecue sauce!
Optional but cute, make mini flags out of washi tape and toothpicks for the back of the car! Just fold washi tape over a tooth pick to make a square flag, then trim into a triangle point. Faith helped make the cute set we used for these racers out of assorted colors of washi tape. You could do team colors, black and white, add numbers to the flags, the possibilities are endless.
What are your favorite race day snacks? We like to pair up our Mini Corndog Racers with chips and salsa, cheese and crackers, and other simple finger foods, so we can enjoy the race and relax!
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