A Grilled “Elvis Special” Sandwich is a hunk, a hunk of burnin’ love! Peanut butter, banana, and chocolate cooked on buttered bread would even make Elvis proud!
Fact: Elvis Presley loved peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I decided to morph that combo and make a Grilled Elvis Special Sandwich – a grilled banana, peanut butter AND chocolate sandwich.
If Elvis were still around he would probably say “Thank You…Thank You Very Much“. Then he’d take a big bite, and swivel his hips (to work off the calories, no doubt).
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Experimenting With This Sandwich!
I wasn’t sure just HOW this sandwich would taste, but I was in an experimenting mood one day. Creamy peanut butter and “smashed” banana is something my grandma used to eat all the time. Trust me, she ate this all the time (especially when she took out her false teeth, ha ha).
I was thinking about that when it hit me (an idea, NOT the sandwich). My thought was “what if I GRILLED the sandwich AND added a few chocolate chips to really take it to the next level”? I mean… chocolate goes good with bananas and chocolate goes good with peanut butter, so how could this NOT work?
Well, thankfully… it DID WORK. It actually was VERY GOOD! Who knew? In the words of Elvis… “I’m All Shook Up”! So that’s how this goofy good, Grilled Elvis Special Sandwich came to be. Truth. Amen. And now… you can make this sandwich, too!
How To Make A Grilled Elvis Special Sandwich
Start with a large ripe banana (this recipe makes TWO sandwiches). Cut the banana into chunks and put it into a bowl with the peanut butter. Use a fork to smash the banana and mix the two ingredients together. The banana should be smashed until it is almost creamy, with little pieces.
Butter the slices of bread just like you’re going to make a grilled cheese sandwich. Butter one side of each piece of bread.
Spread half of the peanut butter/banana mixture onto the UNBUTTERED side of a piece of bread. Sprinkle with a small amount of chocolate chips (15-20).
Time For The Grill
Place the sandwich buttered side down into a hot skillet on medium low heat. Cover the sandwich with the other piece of bread (buttered side facing UP).
Grill until the bottom side of the sandwich is golden brown. Carefully turn the sandwich over with a spatula. Cook the other side until it is golden brown, also.
Time to Eat The Grilled “Elvis Special” Sandwich!
Remove the grilled sandwich from skillet. Cut it in half diagonally… and serve! Grab a cup of milk to drink, and a paper napkin! This Elvis Special Sandwich might get messy – but it’s a GOOD messy! Enjoy!
Looking For More SANDWICH Recipes?
I sincerely hope you enjoy this Grilled Elvis Special Sandwich! If you are interested in other sandwich recipes, I hope you will check out Grilled Patty Melts, BBQ Shredded Pork, and Mediterranean Chicken Sandwiches. You might also enjoy my Grilled Thai PB & J Sandwich, or a Fried Chicken Spicy Mayo & Slaw Sandwich.
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- 1 large banana (or two small)
- 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter (generous Tablespoons)
- 1/4 cup Chocolate chips ( approx 15-20 per sandwich)
- 4 slices good quality bread
- 2 Tablespoons Butter , softened (to spread on one side of each piece of bread)
In a small bowl, mash banana and peanut butter together, using a fork, until mixture is creamy with small pieces of banana.
Spread one side of each of piece of bread with soft (room temp) butter. Place two pieces of bread, butter side down in a skillet (on medium heat).
- Spread the peanut butter/banana mixture onto bread in skillet. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of peanut butter/banana mixture. Place remaining piece of bread on top of each sandwich, butter side UP.
- Grill sandwich on medium heat until bottom of sandwich is golden brown. Carefully turn each sandwich over using a spatula, and continue cooking until other side is golden brown.
Remove sandwich to serving plate. Cut diagonally, and serve! Can garnish sandwich with sliced bananas, if desired.
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