This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DALLAS (KDAF) — At the State Fair of Texas, new fried foods and welcomed and encouraged; and officials have announced the mouthwatering winners of this year’s Big Tex Choice Awards.

So without further ado, here are the winners:

Best Taste — Savory: Fried Charcuterie Board (Tami Nevins-Mayes & Josey Mayes)

Photo courtesy State Fair of Texas

Chopped-up fresh mozzarella, salami, and crisp green apples are tossed in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and Italian herbs. Then the ingredients are wrapped in a wonton wrapper and fried to a golden crisp, topped with creamy goat cheese and a drizzle of hot honey.

Best Taste — Sweet: Peanut Butter Paradise (Chris Easter & Nicole Sternes)

Photo courtesy State Fair of Texas

Peanut Butter Paradise starts with deep-frying a honey bun. Then, caramel is injected into the honey bun and then topped with creamy peanut butter. The treat is then layered with some fan-favorite peanut butter treats, Reese’s Pieces, Crushed Butterfinger crumbles, topped off with peanut butter cups, drizzled caramel, and a cloud of powdered sugar. 

Most Creative: Cha-Cha Chata (The Garza Family)

Photo courtesy the State Fair of Texas.

The recipe starts with a triple-step of two kinds of milk and vanilla ice cream blended to perfection with the Garza family’s top-secret horchata recipe. The creamy drink is then poured into a cup rimmed with caramel and cinnamon goodness and topped with a Texas-sized dollop of whipped topping. To bring even more flavor to your tastebuds, the Cha-Cha Chata is dusted with crushed candy, a sprinkle of cinnamon galletas de gragega, and deep-fried arroz con leche bites. Take hold of the churro straw and take a sip!

Officials say the 10 finalists will be available throughout this year’s State Fair of Texas, plus a full slate of other new foods being offered at the fair this year.