(Award Winning) Crack Dip

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Crack Dip is deliciously addictive! This an easy dip recipe that has a little bit of heat from the jalapeños,  and is bursting with flavor from the MexiCorn and the green onions. This is a hit and the first thing gone at every party — It isn’t “award-winning” for nothing!

{Award Winning} Crack Dip

For my Mother in Law’s birthday, we had a pool party, and everyone brought something. This Crack Dip showed up on the table and everyone went CRAZY for it! My nephew’s girlfriend, Barbie, had brought it over, receiving the recipe while they had vacationed this past summer.

 I said to her, “What is IN this stuff? I can’t stop eating it!” She rattled off some crazy ingredients and said “It’s so good, and you can’t stop eating it. Everyone loves it, that’s why it’s called Crack Dip, I guess!” It is seriously the BEST party dip recipe ever!

award winning crack dip

The Best Dip Recipe

I was invited to one of my youngest daughter’s close friends’ homes, where her mom was having a girls night for Christmas. We were asked to bring a cocktail, a dessert, or an appetizer. She said there would be a fun contest with a winner for each category voted on by the women in attendance. Each category would receive a prize.

We had just watched The Grinch earlier this week and have been doing quotes and laughing. I immediately said, “Award? There’s an Award?”

I took the dip and it won for the best appetizer. I had to come home and tell Barbie that it won. She said her Mom had taken it to work earlier that week for a potluck and everyone wanted the recipe. This one here is a winner friend, you have to try it!

I mean, after all, it’s “Award Winning!”

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Ingredients in Award-Winning Crack Dip

Find the complete measurements and full instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

This corn crack dip uses simple ingredients.

  • Mexicorn – is canned corn with peppers. It is typically found by regular canned corn, or in the Ethnic/Hispanic food section of the supermarket.
  • Mayonnaise – don’t skimp on the fat-free – use real mayo for this recipe
  • Sour cream – use full-fat sour cream
  • Scallions – You will use the tops of 3 bunches of green onions. It sounds like a lot, I know. But I promise it works!
  • Canned Green Chilies – the diced kind
  • Pickled Jalapenos – The king in the jar. You can adjust the heat by choosing the mild vs. the hot ones.
  • Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese – or you can shred your own
  • Tortilla Chips – for serving but is great on crackers, potato chips, veggies, or just a spoon!



{Award Winning} Crack Dip

How to make Crack Dip

This great dip recipe couldn’t be easier to make.

You will want to mix this cold crack dip up about 12 hours before you plan to serve it. The flavors get a chance to get all acquainted and in my opinion, make this amazing dip even better!

{Award Winning} Crack Dip

Simply combine all of the dip ingredients together in a large bowl with a wooden spoon, cover, and place in the fridge.

When you are ready, scoop it into a serving bowl, sprinkle a few more green onions on top of the dip, and surround it with tortilla chips, and fresh veggies like celery sticks and carrot sticks.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to one week.

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{Award Winning} Crack Dip

FAQ About this Crack Dip Recipe

This dip has been one of my reader favorites for years. Here are some of the most asked questions about this delicious dip recipe:

  • Is it really the tops of 3 whole bunches of green onions? It really is. I know it sounds like a lot, but it just works! The bunches I purchase have about 5-6 onions per bunch. So, you are looking at 15-18 green onions.
  • Do you use jalapenos in the can or the jar? The jalapenos I use are in a jar, the pickled kind.
  • Is this dip really spicy? It’s not the way that I make it. But it’s easy to adjust the spice in this dip. Adding hot green chilies and hot pickled jalapenos with certainly give it a little kick! If you really want to give it some heat, add in some chopped fresh jalapeno or even a bit of chili powder or cayenne pepper.
  • What is Mexicorn? Mexicorn is canned corn that contained diced red pepper. If you can’t find it in your supermarket, you can use canned corn and add in some diced red pepper. If you want to use fresh corn, make sure it’s cooked and cooled first.
  • Is this dip good warmed? I have always served this dip cold. I haven’t made it into a hot dip, but it’s on my list of things to try! Let me know if you have, I would love to know!
  • Can I substitute Greek yogurt or sour cream for the mayo? You could, but this recipe will not taste the same.


Most crack dip recipes contain cream cheese, and this one does not. I have had a reader say they replaced the mayo with softened cream cheese with success.

Another commonality for other crack dip recipes is the addition of ranch dressing. I have had a couple of readers over the years that have added a ranch dressing mix or fiesta ranch packet with success.

Adding black olives would be a wonderful addition to this recipe, as would the addition of some real bacon or bacon bits!


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Close up of {Award Winning} Crack Dip in a black bowl with chips around it
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{Award Winning} "Crack Dip"

This dip is deliciously addictive! Creamy dip with a little bit of heat from the jalapeños, bursting with flavor from the MexiCorn and the green onions. This is a hit and the first thing gone at every party -- It isn't "award winning" for nothing!
Prep Time24 minutes
Total Time24 minutes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 2 11 ounce cans Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 cup real sour cream
  • Tops of 3 bunches of green onions sliced
  • 1 4.5 ounce can green chilies, diced
  • 1/3 cup of jalapenos the jar kind, chopped
  • 8 ounce package of Shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • Tortilla chips for serving


  • Combine all of the dip contents together and place in the fridge. I suggest making it 12 hours ahead, or even the day before. The flavors just keep getting better and better! Serve with tortilla chips!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 150mg | Sugar: 1g


Dip in a white serving dish with chips around it and text "award winning crack dip"

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  1. This dip is so good! I want to make it to snack on at home. How long do you think the dip will last in my fridge before it goes bad? And I suppose I could also make half a batch but why mess with a good thing? LOL

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