Bart: Hey, Mom, you didn’t wake me up.
Marge: Here’s your hot chocolate.
Bart: You didn’t put my marshmallow in.
Marge: I think you’re old enough to do it yourself now.
Bart: Ok, I can handle that.
Abe: Hey! Give me a slice.
– Marge Be Not Proud (The Simpsons Season 7 – Episode 11)
I consider this recipe a partial success because I don’t think it’s possible to create a giant inflated marshmallow based on how stupidly delicate marshmallows are. I’m sure some sort of scientician will chime in and tell me that obviously I should have done…something with liquid nitrogen maybe, I don’t know. Before I get into all my trial and error with creating the Giant Hot Chocolate Marshmallow, let’s take a brief moment to talk about Clown Party Brand Marshmallows:
Clowns don’t really bother me. I mean I sleep in a clown bed and laugh myself to sleep at night, but I still feel like the designer of Clown Party Brand should perhaps consider an update to their terrifying marshmallow logo.
- Hot Chocolate
Round One: Boil water and add suggested amount of hot chocolate powder to the water and stir. Add marshmallow…except this won’t work because hot chocolate will melt a marshmallow before it has a chance to absorb the liquid.
Round Two: Boil water and add suggested amount of hot chocolate powder to the water and stir. Let the hot chocolate cool completely and place a marshmallow in it. Let it sit for half an hour…except the marshmallow won’t absorb the liquid and just kind of floats there like an idiot.
Round Three: Boil water and add suggested amount of hot chocolate powder to the water and stir. Let the hot chocolate cool completely. Freeze a marshmallow and use a fork to poke holes in it and place the marshmallow in the cold hot chocolate. Let it sit for half an hour as the marshmallow expands, a little.
So overall this was kind of a success. I mean, the marshmallow was bigger than the original and I could cut it with a knife and fork. But it didn’t really look and behave like the marshmallow from the episode. However, I was getting sick of wasting perfectly good marshmallows and hot chocolate on this and so I gave up. So I guess the lesson is, never try.
Cromulence: 5 Catfishes out of 10
Giant Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Recipe From: Marge Be Not Proud (The Simpsons Season 7 – Episode 11)