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When a burger swaps its buns for Pop-Tarts, this is what happens

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Recipe for the Pop-Tart Elvis Burger at Dude Foods

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How to Make Mini Elvis Hors d’Oeuvres with Bacon-Flavored Ritz

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As Foodbeast reported last week, Nabisco finally got on board with the answer to “What makes everything better?” and recently released bacon-flavored Ritz crackers. While they are good in their own right, I too would have preferred there to be actual bacon in the cracker rather than just a bacon flavor. Luckily, I solved that this weekend by using Bacon Ritz as a base to a tasty, bacon-topped dish: Elvis crackers.

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Elvis Crackers

Ingredients

  • Bacon Ritz Crackers
  • peanut butter (about 1 teaspoon per cracker)
  • banana (one slice per cracker)
  • bacon bits (1/4 teaspoon per cracker)
  • brown sugar (1/4 teaspoon per cracker)

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 Directions

  1. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread some peanut butter on each cracker
  3. Slice up your banana and press one slice into the peanut butter.
  4. Sprinkle with bacon bits.
  5. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  6. Set oven to Broil-high and broil the cracker stacks until the sugar has caramelized, 2-3 minutes.
  7. Let cool and consume!

Who doesn’t love this combination of flavors? The cracker just gives you another venue on which to serve it, and another layer of flavor to enjoy. And enjoy it you will.

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Bacon Weave Elvis Sandwich Disowns Bread, Was Never Fond of It Anyway

The Bacon Weave Elvis Sandwich

If you’re about that fit life this summer, look away because this Bacon Weave Elvis sandwich might break you.

If you’re not familiar with the the Elvis food culture, step right in here for a burger, here for an epic Texan version and here for your Nutella fix.

Even with those Elvis-inspired creations, this might be the best one yet as it disowns any type of bread and replaces it with bacon-woven deliciousness.

It still holds true to Elvis tradition with the banana slices and peanut butter between the weave.

Nick, the master craftsman and bacon weave extraordinaire over at Dude Foods, said the bacon, peanut butter and banana is the core of the Elvis anyway, and we have to give him kudos for not just substituting the bread, but replacing it with bacon.

If you’re wondering, yes, Nick is the same guy who brought you the Deep Fried Bacon Cheeseburger and the Bacon Weave Doritos Tacos Locos.

Pure bacon genius.

H/T + PicThx Dude Foods

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Elvis Cookies

So can we just pretend that it hasn’t been FOREVER since I’ve made something with bacon? Great, thanks!

Moving on. I’m sure everyone is familiar with the concept of the Elvis sandwich: peanut butter, banana and bacon. What a stellar combo. So I thought I’d do my own take on the King’s favorite food and present it as a cookie. Per usual, Alton Brown’s The Chewy recipe is my go-to basic dough, but then I added in the extra goodness:

Elvis Cookies

Ingredients

  • 8oz butter
  • 12oz bread flour
  • 1t salt
  • 1t baking soda
  • 2oz sugar
  • 8oz light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1oz whole milk
  • 1 1/2t vanilla
  • 8 strips bacon, candied and crumbled
  • 2 boxes Reese’s Pieces
  • 1 1/2c dried banana pieces

Directions

  1. Melt the butter and cool slightly.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda in separate bowl.
  3. Beat together butter and both sugars at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Whisk together the whole egg, the egg yolk, milk and vanilla in a measuring cup. Reduce the mixer speed and slowly add the egg mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients, stopping a couple of times to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  6. Stir in banana, Reese’s Pieces and bacon.
  7. Chill the dough for 1 hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and prep baking sheet with parchment.
  9. Scoop into balls using 1.5T cookie scoop, place on baking sheet and give each cookie a little smush. (I got about 40 cookies this way).
  10. Bake 8 to 10 minutes and let cool on baking rack for 5 minutes.

Yes! You could definitely tell exactly what was in this cookie. The dough absorbed the flavor of the banana with punches of bacon and peanut butter throughout. Elvis Presley would be proud.

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Elvis Cookie Sandwich

My man Nick is king of taking good ideas and…blowing them way out of the hemisphere, usually transforming them into great ideas. We’ve seen bacon cookies before…and we’ve seen Elvis inspired sandwiches in the past, but today, Nick brings both together for this wonderful Elvis Cookie Sandwich.

The cookies were made from scratch, a hodgepodge of 6 strips of bacon, eggs, butter, brown and white sugar, peanut butter, vanilla extract, bananas, flour and baking powder. The interior of the sandwich was classic, sporting multiple layers of peanut butter spread, bacon and banana squeezed between the two freshly baked cookies.