These balls were a huge hit at my last party. They are bite-size so very easy to eat!

My dear friends, today I want to share with you a little piece of sunshine that will make your heart sing, just like the melodious hymns on a bright Sunday morn. These delightful little treasures are Pineapple Balls—a recipe that evokes the nostalgia of warm, endless summers, and picnics by the lake with the comforting hum of cicadas in the background. Now, I wager you're wonderin' about these sweet confections and how they came to be so cherished. Well, I remember Mama spinnin' sugar into the most whimsical treats; this here recipe is a twist on her original creation, mind you, simplified with the help of pineapple jello. Whether you're lookin' for a cheerful nibble for the grandbabies or just a precious reminder of the joys of simplicity, these Pineapple Balls will surely brighten your kitchen table.
These Pineapple Balls are as versatile as can be. My personal favorite is to serve them on a dainty platter beside a cold glass of iced tea for those lazy afternoons on the porch swing. They also fit right in at potlucks or church suppers alongside other finger foods. And if you're hostin' a festive occasion, honey, pair them with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream and watch them disappear quicker than fireflies at dusk.
Pineapple Balls
Servings: Makes about 2 dozen balls
- 1 package (3 oz) pineapple Jell-O
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup crushed pineapple, well drained
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs or vanilla wafer crumbs, for rolling