Recipe: Bring Halloween Horror Nights home with the Fried PB&J with Bananas Sandwich

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Even though Halloween Horror Nights isn’t happening at Universal Orlando Resort this year, you can still bring some of the spooky tastes home with this recipe for the Fried PB&J with Bananas Sandwich!

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Photo courtesy of the Universal Orlando Blog

Check out the recipe below (including its secret ingredient, funnel cake batter):

Funnel Cake Batter

Makes 2 cups


  • 1 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt


  1. In a large bowl, mix the milk and eggs together.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Next, stir the bowl of dry ingredients into the large bowl of wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  4. Set aside for later.

Fried PB&J with Bananas Sandwich

Makes 1 sandwich


  • 2 slices of thick-cut white bread
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of grape jelly
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cup of funnel cake batter
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
  • Canola oil (at least 48 ounces)


  1. Preheat a large, heavy-bottomed pot or large fry pan with canola oil until it reaches 350 degrees (use a candy thermometer to check the temperature).
    • You can also use a dutch oven or stock pot to fry as well.
    • For the canola oil, you’ll want to have around 2 inches or so in order to fully submerge the sandwich.
    • If you don’t have a candy thermometer, you can tell the oil is ready when it’s shimmering with a whiff of smoke.
  2. Spread the creamy peanut butter evenly on one slice of bread.
  3. Spread grape jelly evenly on another slice of bread.
  4. Slice the banana and place onto the piece of bread with the peanut butter.
  5. Close the sandwich and submerge it into the bowl of funnel cake batter until it’s completely covered.
  6. Place the sandwich into the preheated oil, but use a large slotted spoon or tongs to be safe!
  7. Fry the sandwich until golden brown on both sides.
  8. Remove the sandwich from the oil and place it on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  9. Drizzle chocolate syrup on top and garnish with powdered sugar.
  10. Enjoy!

We want to see your creations if you decide to give this recipe for Fried PB&J with Bananas Sandwich from Halloween Horror Nights a try! Be sure to share photos with us on Twitter at @Attractions.


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