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12 State Fair Food Favorites

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Most of us have been to a state fair at least once in our lives, and if you're anything like us here in the Test Kitchen, then one of your favorite things to do at your state fair is eat state fair food. Whether you want to go savory with a state fair corn dog recipe, or you let your sweet tooth do the talking and opt for a messy (yet delicious!) funnel cake, we've got the best fare you'll find at any fair!

If it's fried, comes on a stick, or you can hold it with your hands, you'll find it here. You don't need to wait for the next event in your town, you can make all the state fair food recipes you love right at home -- and they're super easy, too!

Pronto Pup Corn Dogs

The corn dog is a festival favorite, and what makes Pronto Pup Corn Dogs stand out from the crowd is the flavorful batter they're hand-dipped and fried in. Our tasty corn dogs will take your taste buds to the fair in no time!

Easy Funnel Cakes

Remember those delectable fried funnel cakes you used to get at the fair? Well, now you can make these Pennsylvania Dutch treats at home with our recipe for Easy Funnel Cakes. This is a truly a state fair favorite!

Fast Chocolate Pecan Fudge

There's just something about fairs that makes us feel like kids again, and this creamy Fast Chocolate Pecan Fudge recipe will certainly take you back to your childhood! Make a batch today to share with all your family and friends. 

State Fair Cream Puffs

Ever been to a fair or festival and sunk your teeth into a cloud of whipped cream sandwiched between two flaky pastry puffs? Well, get ready to easily make your very own version of State Fair Cream Puffs, any old time you want!

Easy Baked Churros

Okay, so traditional fair churros are fried, not baked, but that doesn't mean these Easy Baked Churros aren't just as good! In fact, they're so delicious they'll leave your taste buds asking for more!

Texas Sticky Buns

These gooey Texas Sticky Buns go great with a mug of your favorite wash-it-down drink and a stack of napkins. Well, that's only if you don't want anyone catching you licking the extra sticky sauce off your fingers!

State Fair Herb Bread

This bread recipe was a blue ribbon winner at the state fair and is sure to be a gold medal winner on your dinnertime table. Serve with your favorite butter and watch them chow down!

Irresistible Caramel Corn

One whiff of this caramel corn baking in your oven and you'll understand why we call it Irresistible Caramel Corn. It's sticky, it's crunchy, and it's everything you love about the caramel corn you can buy at the state fair.

Root Beer Dogs

The original corn dogs, known as "Corny Dogs," debuted in 1942 at the Texas State Fair. Tasty Root Beer Dogs are an update of a classic recipe: They get their tasty twist from root beer soda, which makes the batter lighter and more flavorful.

Lip-Smackin' Lemon Shake-Up

f you've ever had freshly made lemonade at a fair, then you'll love the fresh taste of our Lip-Smackin' Lemon Shake-Up! All ya do is make our flavor-packed lemon syrup ahead of time and when you crave a glass, ya simply shake it with equal amounts of water and ice. Doesn't get easier or tastier!

Fried Elephant Ears

If you've ever been to a state fair, then you've probably seen those extra-large pieces of fried dough. They're called elephant ears 'cause they're so big they kind of look like elephant ears! Our recipe for Fried Elephant Ears is easy to make, but BIG on cinnamon-sugary goodness.

Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Sandwich

This Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Sandwich is perfect any time of the year, whether we grill or pan-fry it. Close your eyes, wash it down with your favorite bubbly beverage, and you'll be back at the state fair all over again. And this time you won't have to pay for parking!

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