CREAMY PINEAPPLE SQUARES
2 hours to prepare serves 9-12
2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
5-6 cups powdered sugar
1 cup diced pineapple, well drained (patted dry, necessary)
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 (16 oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Prepare crust by stirring together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
Once combined, press into an even layer in a 9×13-inch baking dish, then refrigerate until ready to use.
In a large bowl or mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter for the filling. Once fluffy and combined, mix in vanilla extract, then gradually begin mixing in powdered sugar until very stiff.
Gently fold in diced pineapple until incorporated …