Are you familiar with the show “Arrested Development”? If so, skip down a few paragraphs. If not… you need to be. Right now. I hope you’re prepared for the journey I’m about to send you on.

Here are the links to “Arrested Development” streaming instantly on Netflix and Hulu. Go, and laugh, cry, and then spend hours on Wikipedia reading about all of the incredible, subtle jokes you missed the first go around. Then watch the whole series again, and be even more entertained than you were the first time. Spend several days on forums with other AD fanatics screaming about the insanity of this show not being wildly successful. Hate yourself for not supporting it way back in 2003. Take to Twitter and apologize to Will Arnett and Jason Bateman.

Then, once you’ve fully come to understand what the world insisted on missing out on 10 years ago and grieved properly, you can learn that “Arrested Development” is coming back for a mini-season followed by an ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT MOVIE. Yep, ya heard me right. They are really, truly, finally doing it. Rejoice, and be happy that the world, once again, makes sense.

Then, you may come back here and read about this recipe. I apologize for all of the emotions I just made you experience, but I hope that you recognize the importance of the “Arrested Development” roller coaster and thank me for helping you grow as a person.

The proper way to celebrate either your long-held love or your newfound knowledge and admiration of this masterpiece is to, of course, make Bluth Bananas. Bluth Bananas are frozen bananas dipped in chocolate and then covered in candy pieces or peanuts. And they are mighty delicious.

For our candy choices, we had crushed peanuts, Reese’s, Twix, and Snickers. The hardest part of this banana concoction may be resisting eating all of the candy before making the bananas.

First, we need to melt some chocolate with a tad bit of shortening. You can do this in the microwave at half heat, stirring every 30 seconds.

Then spread it out onto a plate lined with parchment paper. Just do it a bit at a time, because it will freeze almost immediately once it touches the banana. Boyfriend was kind enough to take pictures of me Bluthing my banana. Yes, I’m making up words. What of it?

Then, we roll that banana all up in the chocolate. Get it nice and covered, as quickly as possible. You want to be careful to not let it harden all the way before getting it into the candies.

Then throw it straight into the candy. I chose to go with Twix, as I’d already eaten like five Reese’s and I don’t dig Snickers that much.

Repeat with all other bananas in various candies, and enjoy them while giggling over Gob’s (pronounced Job) silly, magical antics and George Michael’s undying love for his cousin Maybe.

Chocolate-Covered Frozen “Bluth” Bananas

Bananas (estimate 1 per person)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening
Crushed candies of choice
Crushed nuts of choice

1. Peel and chop the ends off the bananas. Place in a freezer safe bag and freeze for at least three hours or overnight.
2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and shortening. At half power, microwave the chocolate chips for about two minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.
3. Line a plate with parchment paper and spread enough of the chocolate mixture to cover one banana on the parchment.
4. Roll a frozen banana in the chocolate very quickly until well coated. Immediately roll the chocolate-covered bananas in your candy/nut of choice and set aside. Repeat with all bananas until coated.