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Popular Desserts From Every State You Must Try

Hawaii: Haupia

Haupia is a coconut-flavored pudding made of either cornstarch and coconut cream. The dessert is something between a jello square and a creamy pudding, depending on the recipe.

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Idaho: Ice cream potato

Idaho is famous for its potatoes, but an ice cream potato doesn’t actually have potatoes. The dessert is just shaped like a potato. An ice cream potato consists of vanilla ice cream covered in cocoa powder and topped with whipped cream. The dessert looks like a boiled potato with sour cream on top.

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Illinois: Chicago style popcorn

Chicago style popcorn is basically caramel and cheddar cheese popcorn. This particular style of popcorn was originally created in 1988 by a company headquartered in Minnesota.

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Indiana: Sugar cream pie

Also known as Hoosier pie or Indiana cream pie, this sweet staple is a custard pie made from cream, eggs, and vanilla in a butter crust.

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Iowa: Scotcharoos

Scotcharoos are chunks of rice krispies topped with melted chocolate and butterscotch chips and with peanut butter throughout the bar. The dessert’s origins are unclear, but it’s a staple in Iowa.

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