Elvis Bacon Bites

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices white bread
  • 6 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 banana, peeled and cut into about 20 slices
  • 12 thin slices bacon, cut in half
  • ¼ cup canola oil, for frying
  • Honey, to finish
  • 12 toothpicks

Directions:

  • Heat oil to approximately 360°F in a thick-walled saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter on 1 side of each slice of bread.
  • Place a banana slice in each corner of each bread slice on the side covered with peanut butter. Place a second piece of bread on top with the peanut butter side down. Press gently and cut the sandwich into quarters.
  • Using a sharp knife, remove the crusts and cut each sandwich into 4 squares. Repeat. 
  • Take one sandwich square and wrap a halved slice of bacon around it. Take another half slice of bacon wrap it around the sandwich in the opposite direction. Secure the ends with a toothpick. Set aside and repeat until all the remaining sandwich squares have been used. 
  • Fry the sandwiches in small batches of oil for approximately 5-10 minutes, or until bacon is browned and crispy.
  • Let the sandwiches rest on a wire rack or paper towel-lined plate to cool and drain any excess oil.
  • Set on a plate and drizzle with honey. Serve.
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