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Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites

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“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!

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Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 banana bites 1x


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




  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve immediately or re-freeze.


*Use dairy-free chocolate in your magic shell if making these vegan.

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104 comments on “Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites”

  1. 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.

  2. How much could it cost, 10 dollars?

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Oh My! Those are perfection on a a stick.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. I love this! yum! great idea!!!

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

  18. 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…

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

  20. 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!!

  21. 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…

  22. These are so cute! What a tasty little treat!

  23. 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!

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

  25. They looks so moreish, have to try them:)

  26. 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.

  27. Absolutely love these bites, especially the sprinkle of salt!

  28. So funny!

  29. 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!

  30. 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!

  31. 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!

  32. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  38. My boys would go crazy for these!

  39. 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!

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

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

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

  43. 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! :)

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

    • 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. :)

  45. These were amazing! Really easy to make, and an total hit at my office party. I’m going home after work to make a batch just for myself :).

  46. Love this idea! These would be great for a party!!

  47. You’ve done it again Ali!!! These are so satisfying! AND I am thrilled to have magic shell  that doesn’t have a ton of chemicals in it!  Thank you!