3/4 cup finely diced fresh golden pineapple well drained
Vanilla Whipped Cream for the top
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons icing sugar
To prepare the graham crumb base
Measure the graham crumbs into a small bowl and make a small well in the center.
Pour the sugar into the well, then pour the melted butter onto the sugar.
Let this stand for a couple of minutes to let the butter seep into the sugar. Then stir well to combine all ingredients together. The purpose of this step is to get a good contact between the butter and sugar.
Press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9x9 inch baking pan that has been lightly greased and lined with parchment paper. (For a thinner version with less frosting at the center you can use a 9x13 inch pan and get 50% more squares too. See NOTE for adjustments below.)
To prepare the pineapple frosting center
Cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
Beat in the vanilla extract.
Slowly start adding the icing sugar a little at a time.
Beat until smooth and the consistency of the frosting is very stiff. Usually you would consider it too stiff to frost a cake at this stage.
Fold in the finely diced pineapple. The pineapple should be drained of all juice. You can let it drain in a colander lined with paper towels.
Spread evenly over the prepared base and chill for several hours or overnight.
To prepare the Vanilla Whipped Cream
Beat together the 3 ingredients until stiff peaks form. Spread evenly over the chilled pineapple frosting layer.
Store in the fridge until ready to cut and serve.
Since these are very rich cookie squares, You can use the same amount of filling in a 9x13 inch pan if you like. This will make the squares about 1/3 thinner, plus you will get about 1 1/2 times more servings.
Simply increase the bottom and top layers by 1 1/2 times the recipe and leave the filing as it is.
Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Amount Per Serving:
% Daily Value*
Total Fat7.83 g
Saturated Fat 4.67 g
Trans Fat 0.17 g
Total Carbohydrate23.84 g
Dietary Fiber 0.18 g
Sugars 21.27 g
Vitamin A 7.37 %
Vitamin C 1.87 %
Calcium 1.27 %
Iron 1.02 %
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.