Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars

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Try this recipe for Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars when you do not have a lot of time to spend on dessert for the evening meal, but would like some thing special to present at the table, nonetheless. This recipe is really quick and easy, and a commercial box mix helps to make things go smoothly and turn out well. It is a some what unusual way to make bars, but they taste great, your family will love them, and that is what you want out of a dessert, right? So go ahead and try out this great little recipe for Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars, and see how your family enjoys this treat. It is a sweet and tangy combination of flavors with some nice texture from the pineapple and cookie base that most people will really enjoy.

The cake mix helps to really make things go quickly, and box mixes almost always ensure a good result. It can be awfully nice to open the cupboard and just grab a mix that will help make a good dessert. And today’s commercial blends are expertly combined to ensure a successful outcome, no matter what you do to them (my daughter is the only person I have ever met who somehow cannot make a successful cake, even with the aid of a commercial mix!). In this recipe, the cake mix is blended, and then split in to two parts. The first part forms the bottom layer and it is pressed in to the cake pan while a portion of the mix is held back (for the topping). Then the bottom layer is baked and cooled. The cream cheese layer is spread on top of the cooked base, and the remaining crumb mixture is sprinkled on top. In this way, the commercial boxed mix serves two important functions and saves you plenty of time while doing it. The mix is used for the base, and the same mix is again sprinkled on top of the middle layer to create a slightly crunchy, streusel like topping for the cake. What a great improvisation! When you make any sort of squares of bars, remember this tactic. This sort of adaptability is fun to experiment with, and can really result in some interesting variations, and who knows? You may invent a whole new dessert for your family from this kind of experimentation. It is a lot of fun, and no matter what turns out, your family will love it (at least, I have never had a single disaster not gobbled up in my family; yours will respond similarly, I am sure). So feel free to have a lot of fun with this twist, and use the concept in other desserts you make.

Try these pineapple bars when you do not have a lot of time to prepare a dessert. Or let your up and coming baker make the bars. It is an easy and straightforward recipe that uses an interesting twist in order to speed up the prep time for this lovely little sweet and tart cake. It will be fun for your new baker to try this recipe, and give him or her a great opportunity to learn more about the baking process. Enjoy these Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars soon!

Nutrition Facts for: Pineapple Cream Cheese Bars from Caramel Potatoes
Ingredients: Pineapple cake box mix, eggs, olive oil, cream cheese, sugar, crushed pineapple.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 9 servings * Per Serving: Calories 454, Calories from Fat 237, Total Fat 26.3g 40%, Saturated Fat 8.1g 41%, Cholesterol 28mg 9%, Sodium 461mg 19%, Potassium 101mg 3%, Carbohydrates 51.9g 17%, Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%, Sugars 37.6g, Protein 4.5g, Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 13%, Iron 6%

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