Suppose $E[X]=E[Y]=0$, and $E[X^2]=E[Y^2]=1$. Can you show that $E[X^2Y^2] = 1 + 2\operatorname{cov}(X,Y)^2$? I am not even sure if this expression is correct, I found it in a geostatistics paper, which used this result to show something else. (Note that under these conditions $\operatorname{cov}(X,Y)$ is simply equal to $E[XY]$).

edit: $X$ and $Y$ are Gaussian random variables. Also, it might possibly be useful to consider $E[E[X^2Y^2|X]]$.