Bluth’s Original Frozen Bananas


A few weeks ago we were stopped at a red light when I looked over and saw three of them. Never-nudes. Tobias Funke was right. There must be dozens of them! Seeing these guys (especially that burly one in the middle!) wearing these itty bitty jorts on a sunny Saturday morning made my day. I like to think this was in anticipation of a particular Sunday, this Sunday, when the fourth season of Arrested Development hits Netflix.


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It’s the final countdown. You know where I’ll be.

So I needed my own way to celebrate. It’s been too summery for hot ham water, and a breakfast of vodka with toast seemed a bit sharp after a long weekend away. Bluth’s original frozen bananas were the clear winner.


This is easy. Freeze bananas on a popsicle stick. Cover in melted chocolate. Toppings optional. Eat.

It’s a quick recipe, which is good, because our Sunday will be spent binging on the Bluths. To make more or fewer servings, just adjust the number of bananas (you can also cut them in half crosswise if you’d like) and chocolate.

Buster. Gangy. Gob. I can not wait.

And don’t forget…

There’s always money in the banana stand. Truth. Thanks for all the life lessons, Papa Bluth.


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bluth’s original frozen bananas

These chocolate-covered banans are perfect after a dinner of hot ham water. Enjoy while wearing your favorite pair of jorts and serve with unlimited juice. 

4 medium ripe bananas
popsicle sticks
8 to 10 ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
toasted nuts, chopped (optional)
sprinkles (optional)

Peel bananas and cut off about a 1-inch piece at the end of each one. Carefully slide a popsicle stick into the flat end of each banana. Place the bananas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer until the bananas are firm, overnight or at least for two hours.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler (a metal bowl over a saucepan of simmering water). Stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth, then pull it off the heat.

Grab a banana by the popsicle stick and use a spoon to quickly cover it in chocolate, working over the same bowl. Work quickly as the chocolate will harden pretty fast. Do not dunk the banana into the chocolate or the whole thing might harden. Immediately roll the chocolate-covered banana in any toppings if using.

Serve immediately or store in ziploc bags in the freezer.

Serves 4.



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