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.