Big Rice Krispie Square
Bart: Wow! This is the biggest Rice Krispy square I’ve ever seen. [Takes a bite] Boy, the rich sure know how to live.
Chief Wiggum: Oh, my God! Someone’s taken a bite out of the big Rice Krispy square! Oh, yeah, and the waiter’s been brutally beaten.
– The Boy Who Knew Too Much
The Simpsons | Season 5 - Episode 20
Well of course my Big Rice Krispie Square is not going to be to scale! I don’t even really know how it would be possible to create something of that size and, quite frankly, I don’t want to know. It’s a market I can do without.
The process for making the Big Rice Krispie Square is almost identical to Marge’s Marshmallow Squares.
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 Bag of Marshmallows
- 1/2 Bag of Mini Marshmallows
- 1/4 Cup of Butter
Make sure your saucepan is large enough for both the marshmallows and the Rice Krispie cereal, because you will cook everything in one pot. Heat a large saucepan on low heat and add butter, then slowly add large marshmallows half a dozen at a time. Melt the large marshmallows until they are completely liquid, then add all smaller marshmallows immediately after. Immediately add Rice Krispies into the still hot mixture. Quickly combine ingredients before pouring into a well-buttered pan.
From here, you must work quickly to mold your Big Rice Krispie Square before it hardens. Use a metal knife, spatula or your hands to form the square without rounding the edges more than necessary.
Shaping the square was actually quite enjoyable. For a moment I felt like I was in that scene from Ghost, but instead of clay I was using boiling hot liquid marshmallow. If you don’t want to create your own Big Rice Krispie Square you also buy them, but you should know that Patrick Swayze would not approve of such behavior.
Cromulence: 10 big rat traps out of 10
Giant Rice Krispie Square Recipe From: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (The Simpsons Season 5 – Episode 20)
You should serve one of these the next time you have company. It goes without saying it needs to be offered with a single bite taken from the bottom corner. That surprising situation would make for a lot of surprise witnesses… each more surprising than the last!
I have been toying with the idea of throwing a “Simpsons Dinner Party” complete with classics like Nuts and Gum and a Big Rice Krispie Square (with bite taken, natch) and asking each guest to bring a different dish and see how well they can match up to my standards. Please note: I basically have no standards, so this won’t be hard to do.