Top three iCarly-inspired recipes to try
By Catherine Brown, Photo & Business Editor
Back in February, the beloved Nickelodeon show iCarly was brought to Netflix. In 2021 there is set to be a reboot of the show on Paramount+, although no date has been set for when. With the popularity of the show back on the rise, it is only right to try out some wacky recipes featured on the show.
The staple food of the show is Spencer’s Spaghetti Tacos. The recurring food began one night when Spencer could not decide whether to eat spaghetti or tacos for dinner.
1 box of spaghetti
1 box of taco shells
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
If meatballs are desired, as recommended by the show, use a bag of frozen meatballs, or make them from scratch. The steps for the tacos without meatballs are as follows.
Boil a pot of water and add a pinch of salt.
Add in the spaghetti and cook it for about 8-10 minutes, or until al dente.
Drain the pasta in a colander.
In the pan, add the spaghetti sauce.
Throw the cooked spaghetti into the pan with the sauce and stir until well-coated.
Grab a taco shell one at a time and put in as much spaghetti as desired. Recommended to use tongs, as this is the easiest way to transfer the spaghetti.
Rating: ⅗ stars. It was not very good, but it’s a very funny dish.
Sunshine Girls Fudge Balls
Fudge balls were first brought up in the episode “iOwe You.” Spencer tries to help Sunshine Girl, Emily, to sell the most fudge balls out of her troop. This recipe will make about 12-24 balls depending on size.
1 can of condensed milk
1 bag of semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of butter
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on low heat and add in the condensed milk.
Stirring constantly, add in the chocolate chips until fully combined. If the chocolate is not melting into the condensed milk, raise the temperature slightly.
Once combined, pour mixture into a lightly greased or parchment-lined pan.
Let sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours. Feel free to let these chill in the fridge overnight. Make sure to let the pan cool before placing it in the fridge.
Once cooled completely, cut the fudge into squares, and roll into balls.
Rating: 5/5 stars. This was incredible. Who doesn’t like fudge?
Another popular item is Sam’s favorite treat: Fat Cakes. These are basically just knockoff Hostess Snowballs. Only a few ingredients are needed to make this oh-so-famous treat. This recipe will make about 12-24 cakes depending on size.
There are a few ways to get the cakes to be the right shape. The easiest way, if shape is not too much of a concern, is to bake them as cupcakes. If a circle shape is desired, go ahead and buy circular cake molds or bake the cake in Fiestaware bowls.
1 box of chocolate cake mix and the ingredients on the box, or personal chocolate cake batter recipe
2 cans of marshmallow fluff
At least 2 cups of shredded coconut
Red food coloring
In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, and follow the recipe as directed on the box.
After pulling the cakes from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes in their bakeware, and then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Let the cakes cool for 1-2 hours or until completely cool.
Take a spoon and take out a little chunk out of the bottom of the cakes. Save the cake just spooned out for later.
In a piping bag, place 1 can of marshmallow fluff, and pipe about ½ a tablespoon into the hole.
Once filled, replace the cake into each cake covering the hole.
In a cereal bowl, pour in 2 cups of shredded coconut.
Drop in about 3 drops of red food coloring into the coconut, and combine well with a fork.
In the piping bag, fill it with the other can of marshmallow fluff. Both cans may not be necessary if the cakes are small enough.
Pipe out the fluff, covering the outside of the cakes.
Use a knife or off-set spatula to spread out the fluff if needed.
Roll the cakes in the coconut, and place them on the side to rest. If needed fill the bowl with more coconut and more food coloring.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars; they were pretty good but a little messy.