Arrested Development Frozen Bananas
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Inspired by the frozen banana stand in the television show Arrested Development, these chocolate covered frozen bananas are the perfect summer treat.
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Yield: 6 servings
  • 3 bananas, peeled and halved
  • 5 oz (150g) chocolate (I prefer dark chocolate)
  • Finely chopped peanuts or other nuts (optional)
  1. Insert popsicle sticks into each of the banana halves and put on a parchment-lined sheet. Freeze, uncovered, for at least two hours or overnight.
  2. Once the bananas are frozen, gently melt the chocolate in a double boiler (I rig one by putting a heat-proof metal bowl over a small pot of simmering water). Alternately, microwave the chocolate until melted.
  3. Carefully dip a banana half in chocolate so it is evenly covered, roll in nuts (if using), and hold upright for about 30 seconds, until the chocolate has set (it happens very quickly!). Set down on the parchment-lined sheet and repeat with the remaining bananas and chocolate.
  4. Serve immediately or freeze until ready to eat.
Vegan and Parve with dark or otherwise dairy free chocolate. Vegetarian. Gluten Free.

For a fun party treat or bite-sized snack any time, slice the bananas into coins instead of halves and put a toothpick in them, then continue with the recipe as directed.
Recipe by Katherine Martinelli at