I hope that everyone had a good weekend! Our weekend went by too quickly…even if all we did was some much needed work around the house.
I’ve been feeling a little bit under the weather lately, so I decided to make something very simple for dessert tonight. These Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars are an easy treat to make when you don’t feel like putting in a whole lot of effort.They are based on an old Hawaiian recipe.
You will need:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup sugar
3 envelopes gelatin
1 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
2 8-oz packages cream cheese
Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter together and press into pan.
Dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water
Add pineapple. Let the mixture cool some some.
Cream the cream cheese with mixer
Add pineapple and gelatin mixture. It will look a little watery and lumpy. Place bowl in the fridge for a short while until it is just starting to set (don’t wait until it sets completely), then remove and beat with mixer.
Pour mixture over crust and place back into refrigerator for several hours or until set.
After it sets, top it with whipped cream, slice and serve. Super simple! 🙂