Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites

Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

“Now here’s the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.  It’s…….”

The 4th season of Arrested Development!!!!!  Finally being released on Netflix this Sunday night at midnight!

My friends and I are going to pretend like we’re college students and stay up all night to watch.  Bring on the coffee!

Seriously, though, after years and years of rumors about a reunion, I am ridiculously excited to be reunited with the Michael, George Michael, Tobias, Lindsey, Maebe, G.O.B., Buster, and my favorite character ever — Lucille, who would probably think that these salted chocolate frozen banana bites cost about $200.  Love the Bluths!!!

So today, a group of my blogger friends and I are celebrating all things Arrested Development with our own “arresting” recipes.  I of course had to pay tribute to the famous banana stand.  (“There’s always money in the banana stand!”)  But instead of awkward chocolate frozen bananas, I decided to go with some slightly cuter “bites”, covered in dark chocolate magic shell and sprinkled with a little coarse sea salt.  I have to admit these were my first time to try actual frozen bananas, and they are surprisingly good!!  There’s something about the texture that gets perfectly sweet and chewy when they are frozen that my friends and I loved!!!  Maybe the Bluths were onto something…

Be sure to check out my friends’ recipes, listed below, and tune in on Netflix this weekend for the big premiere!!!  I can’t wait!

Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites

A modern spin on the Bluth's famous frozen bananas.

Ingredients:

3 ripe (but not soggy) bananas
1 batch [homemade magic shell|http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/homemade-magic-shell/] (made with dark chocolate and coconut oil)
coarse sea salt
[cocktail forks|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OXH0GK/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000OXH0GK&linkCode=as2&tag=gimsomove-20] or toothpicks

Directions:

Cut the bananas into your desired size of bites. (Mine were about 1 inch long.) Place on a foil- or parchment-covered baking sheet. Then poke them with the cocktail forks. Freeze for at least 2 hours or until frozen.

Remove and dip each banana in the magic shell until covered. (You can dip all the way, or just halfway.) Sprinkle with sea salt and place back on cold baking sheet until dried.

Serve immediately or re-freeze.

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  1. Erin @ Texanerin Baking — May 24, 2013 @ 8:28 am (#)

    They look awesome! So perfect. :) They’re like gourmet Bluth frozen bananas. But for the club members and most definitely NOT the pool-only members.

    • Ali — May 24, 2013 @ 9:16 am (#)

      Haha!!! Oh my gosh. Wish you lived closer so that we could have a watch party together!!!

  2. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — May 24, 2013 @ 8:34 am (#)

    How much could it cost, 10 dollars?

    You’ve never actually set foot in a supermarket have you? :)

    • Ali — May 24, 2013 @ 9:16 am (#)

      HA – yesssss!!!!! I love Lucille! :)

  3. Tieghan — May 24, 2013 @ 8:41 am (#)

    I love these. They are simple and delicious and the perfect cold summer treat!

  4. Leah | So, How's It Taste? — May 24, 2013 @ 8:47 am (#)

    What a great idea! I signed up for Netflix streaming last night to prep for the big release! I think I’m going to spend all weekend rewatching the first episodes. I can’t wait!

  5. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — May 24, 2013 @ 8:56 am (#)

    Love these!! They are simply gorgeous, Ali! :)

  6. TidyMom — May 24, 2013 @ 9:11 am (#)

    we’ve made these before, but I LOVE the idea of adding the salt and the sticks!!

  7. Lizzie — May 24, 2013 @ 9:28 am (#)

    YESSS! I was hoping some bloggers would celebrate with AD-inspired recipes. :-) I can’t wait!

  8. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — May 24, 2013 @ 9:44 am (#)

    These look incredible!

  9. Cathy @ She Paused 4 Thought — May 24, 2013 @ 11:49 am (#)

    Oh My! Those are perfection on a a stick.

  10. ashley - baker by nature — May 24, 2013 @ 12:36 pm (#)

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE these little bites!!!!

  11. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 24, 2013 @ 12:57 pm (#)

    I love making banana bites! The salt on top really makes these look lovely!

  12. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — May 24, 2013 @ 12:58 pm (#)

    Love the sprinkle of salt on top! Perfect little bites!

  13. Cassie — May 24, 2013 @ 1:00 pm (#)

    This is so fun! Now I wish I had watched this show :-)

  14. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — May 24, 2013 @ 1:02 pm (#)

    love these!

  15. Bev @ Bev Cooks — May 24, 2013 @ 1:12 pm (#)

    SOOOOO excited!!!

  16. Lindsey (Lou Lou Biscuit) — May 24, 2013 @ 1:14 pm (#)

    Wow these look so tasty! I’m so glad the show is back!

  17. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — May 24, 2013 @ 1:16 pm (#)

    How cute are these?! Love the idea of mini bites instead of a full banana. I can’t wait until Sunday!!

  18. The Food Hound — May 24, 2013 @ 1:48 pm (#)

    These are adorable and TOTALLY on my list of things to make for my upcoming kid-friendly BBQ!!

  19. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — May 24, 2013 @ 2:28 pm (#)

    I love this! yum! great idea!!!

  20. Lisa @ The Cooking Bride — May 24, 2013 @ 3:13 pm (#)

    This looks like a great pick-me-up for summer!

  21. Katherine Telch — May 24, 2013 @ 4:02 pm (#)

    At last something to use the bag full of cocktail forks I’ve aquired over the years! These look absolutely “obsence” and I can’t wait to try them! You forgot to mention the recipe is no doubt calorie free and low sodium as in how could anything that looks so good be bad for you? Right…

  22. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 24, 2013 @ 5:10 pm (#)

    I made something similar last summer, and oh my stars… They were the best little snacks! Love your salted caramel twist in this recipe!

  23. Annalise — May 24, 2013 @ 6:40 pm (#)

    Oh Ali, I’ve been trying to come up with a fun spin on the Bluth banana for this weekend. I think you hit the nail on the head. Love it!!

  24. Alley @ Alley's Recipe Book — May 24, 2013 @ 10:48 pm (#)

    I have been meaning to make chocolate covered bananas for a while now. I was covering cupcakes in melted chocolate earlier this week… but used all of the chocolate (and then the last time I didn’t have bananas on hand).

    Did you notice the salt with the bananas? I was planning on using sprinkles…

  25. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 24, 2013 @ 11:25 pm (#)

    These are so cute! What a tasty little treat!

  26. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — May 24, 2013 @ 11:41 pm (#)

    Ha, I was just listening to this issue on the radio today, seemingly the show is filmed in Newport Beach not far from me and the mayor wants a banana booth put there where the original used to be, frozen bananas sound downright awesome!

  27. Miss City Chic — May 25, 2013 @ 6:23 am (#)

    omg these look delicious! i will have to test them out :)

  28. Marian — May 25, 2013 @ 10:20 am (#)

    They looks so moreish, have to try them:)

  29. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — May 25, 2013 @ 11:03 am (#)

    I’ll admit, I’ve never watched the show – but at this moment I am Lucille and will pay you $200 for that tray of deliciousness. Seriously…gorgeous.

  30. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 25, 2013 @ 7:19 pm (#)

    Absolutely love these bites, especially the sprinkle of salt!

  31. nessa — May 26, 2013 @ 9:47 am (#)

    So funny!

  32. Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab — May 26, 2013 @ 12:34 pm (#)

    Love these! I’ve actually been working on some chocolate frozen bananas for the premier tonight too :) Love your idea of using salt on top!

  33. Amanda — May 26, 2013 @ 11:18 pm (#)

    Sounds Fun! Shout out if you want some more company. There have been about 5 people who have denied that I have a pulse when I say that I’ve never seen it. And since a pulse is necessary for survival, I’m thinking I’d better be checking this show out pretty darn soon.Otherwise I will find a way to watch it up here. Have a blest!

  34. Kristi — May 27, 2013 @ 2:39 am (#)

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried a frozen banana.. or making my own magic shell, but this recipe looks so good and simple. I think I’ll be making them for a party I have coming up!

  35. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 28, 2013 @ 2:42 am (#)

    I could not be more excited about the return of AD! And these banana bites are too cute! I could just gobble these up in seconds!

  36. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — May 28, 2013 @ 9:37 am (#)

    Simple yet cute presentation. I think the sprinkle of salt is perfect.

  37. atika — May 29, 2013 @ 7:22 am (#)

    These look so simple and delicious, perfect treat for my nephew :)

  38. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblese — May 29, 2013 @ 11:54 am (#)

    I wonder how many of these I could eat?! Hmmmmm… {yum!}

  39. Tara @ Unsophisticook — May 30, 2013 @ 8:18 am (#)

    I’m totally loving the sprinkling of salt on these. Gonna have to make these with my kids ASAP!

  40. Darla | Bakingdom — May 30, 2013 @ 9:03 pm (#)

    Ok, I don’t even have a good relationship with bananas and I think these look amazing. Seriously.

  41. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — June 1, 2013 @ 10:09 am (#)

    My boys would go crazy for these!

  42. Emma @ Bevy Richmond — June 6, 2013 @ 4:14 pm (#)

    I just made frozen bananas for Arrested Development, too, but these mini bites look delicious! The salt is a game changer. I can’t wait to try them!

  43. The Healthy Apple — July 10, 2013 @ 9:15 pm (#)

    I am in LOVE with these; we just made them and OMG they are So good!!!

  44. Rhobley — September 23, 2013 @ 9:15 pm (#)

    I will be making these soon. I think i my roll them in some nuts. YUM!!

  45. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — September 24, 2013 @ 9:17 am (#)

    I was 40983 of these. YUM! love salt and chocolate!

  46. Jennifer @TheRebelChick — March 18, 2014 @ 6:48 am (#)

    These look SO good! I love the classic frozen banana that’s been dipped it chocolate, but you just brought that to a whole new level! yum! :)

  47. B Davis — September 7, 2014 @ 5:32 pm (#)

    How much in advance can you make these and keep in the freezer?
    can you use store bought Magic Shell?

    • Ali — October 21, 2014 @ 8:10 pm (#)

      The bananas will brown the longer they stay in the freezer, but they’re still edible after even a week. And yes, you can use store-bought Magic Shell. :)

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