Let’s set the record straight: I love sandwiches. Sweet or salty, hot or cold, there’s a special appeal that this culinary creation has, the marriage of convenience and good taste. But this PB&J bacon loaf, aka the “Fool’s Gold Loaf” and a favorite of Elvis Presley’s, successfully managed to put my love of sandwiches to the test.

If you’re up to the challenge, follow the quick-and-easy recipe below. Just be sure to have the number of your cardiologist nearby.

Fool's Gold Loaf

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:4-6
  • Easy


  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 1 jar peanut butter
  • 1 jar jelly
  • 5 oz butter/margarine
  • 12 strips bacon

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Step 2

Cover the bread in an even layer of butter.

Step 3

Bake bread for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 4

Fry the bacon in a frying pan on medium heat to desired crispiness.

Step 5

Remove bread from oven and cut in half.

Step 6

Hollow out the halves of the loaf, leaving a shell of crust.

Step 7

Fill the halves with the peanut butter and jelly.

Step 8

Place bacon on one of the halves and put the halves together.

Step 9

Call your cardiologist.