How to make your favorite state fair foods at home

If you can’t make it to your local fairgrounds this year, General Mills has a lineup of state fair-inspired treats to make at home.
A slice of pie

Bringing the fair home

State fair season is right around the corner and let’s be honest, one of the best things about going to the fair is the delicious food! 

From Pillsbury corn dog wraps to Old El Paso nachos, we’ve got the products and recipes to help you recreate your favorite fair foods at home.

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Perfect for indulging on-the-go, Brownies on a Stick, made with Betty Crocker Supreme Original Brownie Mix, channel the iconic desserts found at your local fairgrounds. For a savory option, look no further than Pillsbury Corn Dog Wraps that make enjoying corn dogs at home easier and mess-free.


If you are looking for a delicious dinner for the whole family to craft to their taste, try making walking tacos with Old El Paso Fiesta Twists for a spin on the classic dish that never looked or tasted so good.

Perfect for sharing

There is nothing better than sharing a platter full of cheesy nachos with friends. Cracked Old El Paso Crunchy Taco Shells topped off with Old El Paso Creamy Queso Sauce provide an easy way to recreate fair food nachos in your kitchen. 

Cascadian Farm Crinkle Cut French Fries provide a tasty alternative to fair-famous French fries. These fries are made with organic ingredients and offer a golden, crispy texture fit to rival the snack at home. 

Who doesn’t want to share a big bag of kettle corn? General Mills has your sweet tooth covered with popcorn mashups that feature General Mills brands like Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Pillsbury Funfetti.

Less mess, more fun

General Mills has a few easy hacks for how to replicate classic desserts that rival the deliciousness of homemade and deep-fried fairground foods. 

No state fair is complete without pie! Use Pillsbury Pie Crust to make a crowd-pleasing pie that makes baking simpler and uses less dishes!

Two words: Fried Cookies. The epitome of ooey gooey goodness can be created at home by using delicious Pillsbury Soft Baked Cookies. Also from Pillsbury, iconic Grands! Flaky Layers Original Biscuits are made for more than just a savory side, but also for at-home donuts! Use Pillsbury Grands! to recreate the fluffy sweet treat at home. 

Dreaming of a state fair funnel cake? Look no further than Betty Crocker Pancake Mix for fun fair-inspired funnel cakes at home. And to recreate elephant ears, use Pillsbury Pie Crusts to make your own spectacular dessert that has sugar, spice and everything nice. Top it off with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cinnadust for a delicious finishing touch.

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