There’s always money in the banana stand.
With the new season of Arrested Development coming out on Netflix, I thought I’d make a treat from the show. The show’s Facebook page posted the basic steps to making a Bluth banana the other day, so I tried it out and loved it.
Feel free to get creative with the toppings as well. I felt like making basic ones at first, but I guarantee some crushed up M&Ms and sprinkles would taste great (and add a bit of colour). Also, when you’re heating up the chocolate, be careful of over-heating and clumping. Using a double-boiler helps with this, but if you can only use a microwave, heat it in small intervals so it doesn’t burn.
I couldn’t believe how hard it was to find wooden popsicle sticks. I checked bulk stores, dollar stores, grocery stores and hardware stores…I ended up finding them at an upper-end grocery store. I imagine you could find them at craft stores as well but I wasn’t really thinking about it at the time.
Makes 4 frozen bananas
- 2 large bananas, peeled
- 4 popsicle sticks
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup pecan halves, finely chopped
Place chocolate in a small microwave-proof bowl and heat on medium heat for 15 seconds at a time until well melted and smooth. (You can also use a double boiler to melt the chocolate down if you have one.)**
Dip the frozen bananas in chocolate so they are completely coated, then generously roll in chopped nuts. Serve immediately or re-freeze for a few hours later.