(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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{Award Winning} Crack Dip

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Close up of {Award Winning} Crack Dip in a black bowl with chips around it
4.47 from 1896 votes
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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
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. I’ve made this for four years now and it’s a crazy huge crowd pleaser. We couldn’t believe how good it tasted really- considering I don’t normally use mayonnaise outside of a sandwich! It definitely deserves 5 stars.

  2. Thought this was good but I added for a little more flavor. Added 1 pkg dry HVR dressing, chopped black olives and a fresh red pepper. Delicious!

  3. I stumbled upon this recipe while searching for corn dip recipes. It sounds amazing & I’m looking forward to trying it! One thing I saw that I wanted to clarify, you say 3 bunches of green onions. Do you really mean 3 whole bunches or just 3 individual stalks? 3 bunches would be approx 21-22 individual stalks & that seems like waaay too much green onion & I love green onion! Just thought I’d ask..
    & just for the heck of it, I added a pic of a bunch of onions 🙂

  4. Help, I need to know which one regular canned jalapeños, or pickled? There are two different answers given. Please e Mail me ASAP. Thank you Bonnie Crim

  5. Delicious! My friends came into town for a few days. I originally made a 1/2 batch; however, the couldn’t stop eating it so I made it 3 more times!

  6. Love this dip!! I add a packet of fiesta ranch seasoning and use cream cheese instead of Mayo to make it a little thicker! It’s always a hit!

    1. This dip is actually made with Mexicorn, which contains some peppers, too. If you try it, make sure the corn is cooked and add some red peppers, too! Let me know what you think.

  7. I have made your recipe a lot and bring it to all kinds of parties!! Everyone loves it and asks for the recipe! I have never sent a comment on a recipe before. It came to mind to comment today because I am making it again for a Birthday Party next weekend. Thanks again, this one is a real keeper!!

  8. Omg I added a packet of ranch and 5 strips of crispy bacon. Wowwwwwwww! Was good before but these additions made it more addictive than “, crack” 🙂

    1. I have never heated this recipe before — If you just used smoke it would still warm it — sounds yummy actually?🤔 Will you let me know if you try it?

  9. Adding my compliments! Served it at a Ladies game night and then the next night at a neighborhood gathering. Lots of requests for the recipe as it was so delish. The first night I served it after 4 hours (oops but still yummy), but it was even better the next day after sitting overnight!

  10. I added a teaspoon of Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning and it went to a whole other flavor level. I love the dip on it’s own, but this pack of friends I served loved the spice level.

  11. Sorry guys, this recipe is okay and pretty basic. But I wouldn’t think it would be award worthy. I had to add some seasoning to spice it up a bit. This is my opinion! Not to offend anyone and please feel free to make it for yourself. I enjoyed it warmed up instead of cold.

  12. First time making this to enjoy at our family gathering on Christmas Day this year. I made it one day before. The can of diced chilis I used said “hot”. Don’t know if there’s a mild version but they weren’t hot at all, at least not when mixed with the mayo and sour cream. I already had a jar of “tame” sliced jalapenos so I chopped them up but I think next time I’ll get a regular jar to give the dip a little more kick. It didn’t matter this time though because it was a big hit. Everyone raved about the flavor and, no doubt, this is going to be a favorite from now on…..and it makes a lot.

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