This is no ordinary frozen dessert. This Pina Colada Frozen Pineapple Dessert is served in a fresh pineapple, includes Bacardi rum, and is made with Chunk O’ Fruti Fruit Bars. And it will make the adults at your next party or get-together very happy.
The star of my Piña Colada Frozen Pineapple Dessert is Chunks O’ Fruti Fruit Bars. If you haven’t tried them yet, you are in for a treat. I was expecting the usual icy fruit bar, but these were so different. One of the things I liked the most about them was that they had plenty of actual fruit. Because of this, I knew that they’d be perfect for my dessert. The wrappers even say “fruit on a stick” and that’s something I can completely agree with. I know many of you will be happy to know that that Fruti Bars do not have high fructose corn syrup and no added colors or flavors.
The box I bought at Sam’s Club (you can see my whole shopping trip here), contained 4 flavors. I used the Piña Colada ones in this frozen dessert. But even after that, I still had 12 bars left.
I also really liked how they were packaged within their main box. They are boxed in 4 inner boxes (1 for each flavor). In our house, we use 3 freezers (two that are a freezer with a refrigerator and one deep freezer). They are usually pretty full, so I have to get strategic when putting items in it. With having the 4 inner boxes, I was able to take out the boxes and fit them where I was able.
For this Piña Colada Frozen Pineapple Dessert, you will need 4 of the 100% Natural Chunk O’ Fruti Pina Colada Fruit Bars. Pull them out of the freezer when you start working on on the pineapple so that they will have a chance to soften a bit.
Cut a fresh pineapple in half lengthwise, even through the top of it. Cut out the core of the pineapple and then using a strong spoon, scoop out the pineapple, leaving behind the shell of the pineapple. Cut all the pineapple pieces you scooped out into small pieces. I would recommend placing the shell in the freezer as you work on the rest of the steps.
Once the Fruti Fruit Bars are softened, you will pull the sticks out and cut the fruit bar into bite-size pieces.
A brick of softened cream cheese is beat until fluffy and then the pieces of Fruti Fruit Bar are beat into the cream cheese. Next the pineapple pieces is added.
Now comes the good stuff, as my husband would say. Bacardi rum is added to the mixture. You will only need 1/4 cup, so it will leave plenty for cocktails.
Note: while this recipe is intended for adults of legal drinking age, if you don’t drink alcohol, or if you would like to serve this to children, you can simply omit the rum.
Place your pineapple shells on a baking sheet. I have a round pizza pan that fits both of them almost perfectly.The mixture is divided between both of the pineapple shells. Place the filled pineapples in the freezer and freeze until frozen.
Once they are completely frozen, remove from the freezer and sprinkle the frozen mixture with toasted coconut and chopped macadamia nuts. From here, you can serve by scooping the Piña Colada Frozen Pineapple Dessert into bowls. I recommend having whipped cream and cherries on hand for topping.
If you want to have even more fun, add dollops of whipped cream around the edge of the pineapple and top each dollop with a stemmed cherry.
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If you are interested in sampling Chunks O’ Fruti Fruit Bars, there will be a Fruti and yogurt demo at Sam’s Club on 5/13. What sort of recipe would you create with Fruti and yogurt? One of my ideas is to do a push pop parfait. I liked the Fruti bars that I want to develop even more recipes with it.
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