Bluth Frozen Chocolate Bananas

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.

Bluth Frozen Chocolate BananasSidenote: 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.

Bluth Frozen Bananas


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. Frozen Banana Halved

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.Line of Frozen Bananas

14 Comments Add yours

  1. genevieveyam says:

    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 🙂

    1. I’m glad to find another Arrested Development fan! So easy to make, perfect for binging while watching the new season

  2. laurasmess says:

    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 🙂

    1. 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 🙂

      1. laurasmess says:

        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?

      2. 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!

      3. laurasmess says:

        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!

  3. kerrblogs says:

    Love this post!

  4. Jim Redford says:

    Dip it in the what!? Dip it in the what!?

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