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.
Sidenote: The background for a lot of the photos is a poster called The Many Faces of Tobias Fünke. It includes his “never nude” shorts, his blue-man self, and Mrs. Featherbottom.
Makes 4 frozen bananas
- 2 large bananas, peeled
- 4 popsicle sticks
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup pecan halves, finely chopped
Cut each banana in half, and insert popsicle sticks into bottoms of each half. Freeze bananas for 1 hour until solid.
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.
**I made a make-shift double boiler by using a small pot of water and a Pyrex bowl–it worked just as well.
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It made me so happy to see ‘Bluth Frozen Chocolate Bananas’ in my feed! I’m excited to watch the new season and have been thinking of making some of these myself- so easy and delicious 🙂
I’m glad to find another Arrested Development fan! So easy to make, perfect for binging while watching the new season
These look so delicious! One question… why is it called a Bluth banana? I’m intrigued. Love the idea though. I’ve eaten frozen chocolate coated bananas before but the addition of the pecans sounds perfect 🙂
The show “Arrested Development” has a frozen banana stand that they have kept as a running plot line and the main character’s last name is Bluth. If you like comedy I’d suggest watching it 🙂
Aaaah, that makes sense! Haha, great idea. I’ve never seen Arrested Development but I am a huge fan of ‘Parks and Rec’ and ‘Community’. Is it anything like those?
I adore Community (I haven’t seen any of the new season yet) and I’d say its a bit of a different style of comedy but I’d still recommend it. It’s super clever and messed up..speaking of which I also wanted to see Parks and Rec but haven’t gotten around to it yet!
DO IT! It’s my new favourite… my husband and I went through the first four seasons in about two weeks! Community might be just a teensy bit better (I haven’t seen season 4 yet either) but Parks and Rec is hilarious. I love it. Will take a look at Arrested Development!
Love this post!
Dip it in the what!? Dip it in the what!?