Fans of the TV show Arrested Development are more than familiar with these chocolate covered bananas–the signature treat of the Bluth family. We can’t think of a better treat for summer (or a better way to celebrate the start of season 4) than by making a homespun version of the famous Bluth Frozen Chocolate Bananas. Serve up a few of these cold bites and just keep telling yourself that “there’s always money in the banana stand.” Makes 4 frozen bananas.

frozen bananas

Ingredients
2 large bananas, peeled
4 popsicle sticks
1 c milk chocolate chips
3/4 c pecan halves, finely chopped

Method
1. Cut each banana in half, and insert popsicle sticks into bottoms of each half. Freeze bananas for 1 hour until solid.

2. 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.)**

3. 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.

Note: You can fashion a working double boiler by using a small pot of water and a Pyrex bowl.

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recipe and photo courtesy of Veronica at the vegetarian ginger.