Even though Universal Orlando reopened with new safety measures in June, in what would have been the 30th year, Halloween Horror Nights has been canceled on both coasts.
For those who are visiting the Florida park, however, there are limited daytime Halloween experiences on weekends, including two haunted houses and specialty food. Find out about the houses in Seth Kubersky’s review here. Of course, every true fan will also visit the HHN Tribute Store, which is a combination of museum, merchandise shop, and miniature haunted house.
For all other souls who love the spirit world, we share with you the Fried PB&J with Bananas Sandwich from Halloween Horror Nights. Cooking will, of course, be even more enjoyable while listening to the Halloween Horror Nights 29 Soundtrack.
Ingredients for the Funnel Cake Batter:
1 ½ cups whole milk
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
You will also need:
Canola oil (at least 48 oz.)
1 ½ tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 slices thick-cut white bread
1 ½ tablespoons grape jelly
1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
In a large bowl, mix milk and eggs together. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir flour mixture into milk mixture; mix until smooth. Set aside.
Preheat a large, heavy-bottomed pot or large fry pan with canola oil until it reaches 350 degrees. You can also use a Dutch oven or stock pot to fry, making sure the sandwich has space to float (at least 2 inches).
Spread creamy peanut butter evenly on one slice of bread and grape jelly evenly on another slice. Slice the banana and place onto the piece of bread with the peanut butter.
Close the sandwich and submerge into the bowl of funnel cake batter until completely covered.
Very carefully place the sandwich into the preheated oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides.
Remove sandwich from oil and place onto paper towels to absorb excess oil.
Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with powdered sugar. Makes 1 sandwich. Enjoy while watching a horror movie!
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Recipe and picture courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort.