Fried butter served up at Iowa state fair

DES MOINES, Iowa

This year's highlight includes deep fried butter on a stick: An eighth of a pound of butter dipped into a batter that's heavy on cinnamon and honey.

The concoction is then cooked in a fryer for three minutes. When it comes out, most of the butter is melted into the mix, but the "on-a-stick" item still has a juicy center.

People who have tasted it say it's like a cinnamon roll or French toast.

Officials say the unique snack is meant to honor the 100th birthday of the fair's butter cow.

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