ELVIS Sliders perfect for a late-night snack (or anytime!)
This post is written in partnership with Warner Brothers Pictures for promotional purposes of the new ELVIS movie. All opinions are my own. As always, I only share products and experiences I love to inspire you to go celebrate life with family and friends and #MakeSomedayHappen one delicious bite, sip, and trip at a time.
Are you excited to see the new ELVIS movie? To celebrate the movie’s release this summer, Warner Bros. Studios asked me to share my version of Elvis’ favorite sandwich and sent me some fun swag. Of course, I said, “Thank you, thank you very much!” in my best Elvis southern drawl.
Elvis was known for his crazy food cravings, especially late-night after a show. None more iconic than the peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich. I gave my version a little twist. Making it as a slider on King’s Hawaiian Butter Rolls instead of white bread. An homage to the King of Rock & Roll and my favorite Elvis Hawaii movies. That bread takes any sandwich to the next level! I also caramelize the bananas in bourbon honey, butter, and a bit of bacon fat. Decadent but oh so good! I think Elvis would approve.Jump to Recipe
The Classic Elvis Sandwich
The combination of peanut butter, bananas, and bacon is often associated with Elvis Presley. Not only do you find the classic PB&B&B sandwich all across the United States, it’s likely the unofficial sandwich of Memphis. You can also find that flavor combo in ice cream sundaes, doughnuts, and outrageous burger creations.
It is believed Elvis’ mom and later his cook at Graceland used bacon fat to fry the sandwich. This is definitely a step you don’t want to skip.
The Good, the Bad, and the Yummy describes the classic Elvis sandwich as consisting of peanut butter, half a banana and a piece of bacon per sandwich. The best way to make it is to brown the sandwiches in a frying pan, cut them into wedges, and pile them high.
I made my Elvis Sandwich as sliders with Hawaiian butter rolls for extra yumminess. Those rolls are so soft and buttery, there’s no need to cut into wedges, but you can definitely pile them high!
What is the new Elvis Movie about?
ELVIS is an epic, big-screen spectacle from Warner Bros. Pictures and visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann. It explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler as Elvis and Oscar winner Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker. The movie will be released in theaters on June 24th.
A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’ story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker. As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (portrayed by Olivia DeJonge).
I’ve been a big Elvis fan since I was a teenager and loved all things 1950’s which is why I can’t wait to see the new ELVIS movie. Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley have both given their stamp of approval. Lisa Marie said she loves this film and it’s the first movie to portray her father correctly and “do it right.” That’s high praise when you consider the countless movies made about Elvis! Plus Baz Luhrmann knows how to put on a show! (Have you seen Moulin Rouge?) Tom Hanks is always fascinating to watch. He is almost unrecognizable but I can still hear a bit of Forrest Gump in his voice. And, Austin Butler looks absolutely dreamy! He captures Elvis swagger so well.
Do you need any more reasons to go see the ELVIS Movie? Watch this!
Travel Inspiration: Graceland – Memphis, Tennessee
I always find travel inspiration for my recipes and when you think of Elvis you immediately think of Graceland. Visiting the iconic home of Elvis is on my travel bucket list – my “Someday List” – and I can’t wait to #MakeSomedayHappen
In 2022, Graceland marks the 45th anniversary of Elvis’ passing with an epic “Elvis Week” to honor the man, the star, the icon – the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll!
Elvis Week 2022 takes place August 9 – 17, 2022. Featuring an unforgettable line-up of concerts, conversations, tributes, and more. Highlights include the August 16 Elvis Presley in Concert featuring Elvis on the big screen backed by a live band; All the King’s Men, showcasing those who shared the studio and stage with Elvis; The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Dinner Show, where fans can enjoy Elvis’ gospel favorites; the annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and performances by many of EPE’s past Ultimate winners; and the cornerstone event of the week, the annual Candlelight Vigil on August 15 where fans gather in quiet remembrance of the King.
If you need more reasons to go, here are 45 reasons to visit Graceland.
ELVIS Sandwich Sliders Recipe
Elvis' Favorite Sandwich, the classic peanut butter, bacon, and banana sandwich gets a twist with King's Hawaiian Rolls and Bourbon Honey caramelized bananas. Served as a slider, it's perfect for brunch or a late night snack.
- 16 King’s Hawaiian Butter Rolls
- 1 cup Crunchy Natural Peanut Butter
- 3 Caramelized Bananas
- 16 Thick-Cut Smoked Bacon Strips
- 1 tbsp Bourbon Honey
- 2 tbsp Butter
Fry bacon until crispy and the fat has rendered down. Save the bacon fat.
Slice bananas at a bias. Caramelize in pan with butter, bourbon honey, & 1 tbsp of bacon fat
Slice each roll in half
Spread peanut butter generously on both sides of roll, top with bananas and strip of bacon
Add rolls to pan with bacon fat and fry both sides over medium heat until peanut butter starts to melt (about 2 minutes)
Drizzle with bourbon honey if you want a little more, serve and enjoy!
I hope you'll enjoy my Elvis Sandwich Sliders Recipe with family and friends and are inspired to celebrate life and do all the fun things you've been putting off to "someday." Go #MakeSomedayHappen one delicious bite, sip, and trip at a time.
Disclosure: This post is written in partnership with Warner Brothers Pictures. As always, all opinions are my own. I only share with you products and experiences I love to inspire you to get together with family and friends, celebrate life and go #MakeSomedayHappen one delicious bite, sip, and trip at a time! To learn more about my guidelines, check out my disclosure policy. Cheers!