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Fool's Gold Loaf

The fool's gold loaf is a legendary sandwich made by the Colorado Mine Company restaurant in Denver, Colorado. It is a favorite of singer Elvis Presley and a testament to the decadence of American cuisine. The dish was, according to the account of Graeme Wood, created by the restaurant's owners, Cindy and Buck Scott. Colorado Mine Company's cook Nick Andurlakis also takes credit for the invention of the sandwich, as well as claiming to have served it to Elvis on the famous evening of February 1, 1976. That evening, Elvis, overcome by cravings for the dish, boarded his private jet and traveled with a group of friends from Memphis, Tennessee, to the Denver airport, where he was met with a custom delivery of 22 fool's gold loaves.

Recipe Servings: 8

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Gluten Free
Dairy Free



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Slice the loaf of bread open lengthwise and spread the interior with butter.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Fry the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Transfer bacon to paper towel when crisped to drain.
  6. Remove the bread from the oven, let cool slightly before slicing in half horizontally, and removing some of the interior to make room for the filling.
  7. Spread the peanut butter on the inside of one half of the loaf and spread the jelly over the other half, using the entire jar of each.
  8. Place the bacon evenly over the jelly, and then place the peanut butter covered half over it to make a huge sandwich.
  9. Slice and serve. 

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