Local City Celebrates Eclipse wIth Record-Breaking Moon Pie

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Chef preparing the world's largest moon pie | Image by City of Irving

North Texas is celebrating the total solar eclipse next week with reportedly the world’s largest moon pie.

The City of Irving is preparing to serve a 180-pound moon pie that is five feet in diameter. Hungry eclipse viewers can grab a bite when the pie is served at Levy Event Plaza on April 8.

“We did a lot of research into it. This is a little bit larger than the largest moon pie that was made, which I believe is at the University of Tennessee game,” said Diana Pfaff, the Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau Marketing & Communications vice president, per the Irving Community Television Network.

The bakers will use a hefty shopping list of ingredients to produce the unique creation, consisting of a graham cracker base covered with marshmallows and another layer of graham crackers on top.

The tasty treat includes:

  • 128 eggs
  • 40 pounds of unsalted butter
  • 16 pounds of brown sugar
  • 60 pounds of all-purpose flour
  • 60 pounds of marshmallow
  • 40 pounds of melted chocolate

“It’s pretty basic, but it’s very difficult to make,” says Irving Convention Center General Manager Tom Meehan.

While grabbing a bite of the record-setting moon pie, you can also catch some live music and pick up free eclipse glasses while supplies last. The City of Irving will also be hosting Total Eclipse in the Park at Heritage Park.

If moon pies are not your thing, worry not. The metroplex has several tasty treats to offer, from the “Eclipse ‘Rita” at Chuy’s to “The Blackout Sandwich” available at Weinberger’s Deli.

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