Simple to make and oh-so-delicious — chewy pineapple squares are the perfect summer dessert. My baker-bud, Carolyn, gave me this recipe. Her mother makes these squares, and she has raved about this particular treat on more than one occasion. After whipping these up, I can honestly say that they are amazing in every way. They are somewhere between cakey and chewy, and with the pineapple, nuttiness and the smooth cream cheese frosting — just plain addictive! This recipe yields a good amount, so it’s great for a party or potluck.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda together in large mixing bowl. Add eggs (beaten), pineapple, and walnuts to dry ingredients and mix by hand. Pour into a 14” x 11” x 2” pan (greased and floured), and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
In an electric mixer, blend room temperature cream cheese and butter together. Mix in confectioners sugar. Spread on cool squares. Sprinkle additional walnuts on top if desired. Cut into squares and enjoy!