The banana stand came to New York! THE BANANA STAND. You know. From Arrested Development?
When it arrived at Times Square last week, a few coworkers and I made good use of our lunch break and dashed uptown to see it. By 11:30, the line for Bluth bananas was already absurdly long, so we cruised in for a quick photo op and high tailed it back to work.
Little did we know, Jason Bateman and Will Arnett were due to show up not long after left. We missed this:
(And that is why you never go to the banana stand early).
So, having been deprived of a Bluth banana and a chance to gawk at the the stars of Arrested Development, I decided to make some frozen bananas of my own. These are bite-sized, stuffed with peanut butter, and dipped in chocolate. Perfect for an Arrested Development Season 4 viewing party or a sultry summer afternoon snack.
Grab your cut-offs, drink some juice, take a teamocil and make yourself some frozen banana bites. It will not be a huge mistake.
Frozen Banana Bites
Makes 16 bites
- 3 large bananas, sliced into 32 rounds
- 2 bars of dark chocolate
- peanut butter
Using a double boiler, heat chocolate until melted. Remove from heat. Arrange banana rounds in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Smear peanut butter on half the rounds, and top with the remaining rounds to form 16 peanut butter banana sandwiches.
Using a fork or toothpick, dip each sandwich in chocolate, and return to the baking sheet. When all sandwiches are coated in chocolate, place the tray in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove the tray from the freezer, transfer the frozen banana bites to a tupperware container. Return bites to the freezer for 30 more minutes, until the bananas are thoroughly frozen.
Eat immediately or store in the freezer.