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    People Are Sharing Their Favorite "Weird" Dessert From Their State Or Country, And There Are So Many I Want To Try

    These are actually fascinating.

    Sometimes a cool dessert is truly the only way to get excited about cooking again. Thankfully, @chick_in_kiev asked on Twitter, "What's your fave/the most remarkable weird dessert from your state or city or country?"

    Here are some of the responses they received — both from the US and around the globe — along with links to recipes if you'd like to try any for yourself! 🍰


    1. Michigan: Pączki

    Metal bowl filled with powdered filled donuts

    2. North Carolina: Atlantic Beach Pie

    Lemon custard pie topped with a thick layer of cream

    3. Canada: Nanaimo Bars

    Two stacked rows of Nanaimo bars, which are layered treats containing wafer, nut, and coconut crumb base, custard icing, and chocolate ganache

    4. St. Louis: Gooey Butter Cake

    Gooey butter cake

    5. New Mexico: Green Chile Caliche

    6. Arkansas: Chocolate Gravy Over Biscuits

    Soft-lit ceramic plate containing warm biscuits and gooey chocolate gravy on top

    7. Oklahoma: Cherokee Grape Dumplings

    Glass bowl filled with grape syrup, grapes, and grape dumplings

    8. Ohio: Buckeyes

    Six rows of buckeyes, chocolate-covered peanut butter candies, cooling off on parchment paper

    9. Pennsylvania: Moravian Sugar Cake

    White plate on bright blue surface containing a doughy cake topped with small indented areas filled with cinnamon sugar

    10. Maine: Whoopie Pies

    Manicured hand grabbing a dark whoopie pie consisting of chocolate cookies and a cream filling; there is also a metal container containing four more whoopie pies

    11. Canada (and Iceland): Vinaterta

    Cakes layered with jam, cut into squares, and laying on white parchment paper


    12. Romania: Piersici (Peach-Shaped Cookies)

    Plates with pear-shaped cookies decorated with mint sprigs to resemble real leaves

    13. Ukraine: Napoleon Cake

    Layered cake with cream layers and a textured topping.

    14. South Africa: Koeksisters

    Twisted sticky donut being drizzled with clear syrup

    15. Scotland: Macaroon Bars

    Chocolate-covered rectangular bars containing a hard and textured coconut and potato filling

    16. Spain: Txantxigorri

    17. Philippines: Corn-and-Cheese Ice Cream

    18. Russia: Tort Smetannik

    A high, layered yellow cake topped with brown flakes and a white cream

    19. Paraguay: Bollos

    20. El Salvador: Salvadoran Quesadilla

    Knife cutting into Salvadoran quesadilla, or cheese pound cake. Other El Salvadorean treats surround the cake.

    21. Brazil: Brigadeiros

    Dark chocolate truffles covered with sprinkles stacked on a white plate

    22. Australia: Fairy Bread

    Boy smiling while holding a slice of fairy bread cut into a triangle, buttered, and topped with colorful sprinkles

    23. Germany: Poppy Seed Cake

    Dark brown cake with dense texture covered with white icing sitting on white plate

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    What's your favorite dessert hailing from your city, region, or country? Share in the comments!