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Delicious Peachy Bar Cookies

 

We enjoy peaches fresh off the tree, served over ice cream, or in special desserts like these delicious peachy bar cookies. In late summer, fresh peaches adorn fruit stands and grocery aisles. They seem to call out to us. Who can resist? Truthfully, why even try to resist? Enjoy this delicious fruit, knowing it brings full flavors and great nutrition with every bite! Do yourself a favor and try my peachy bar cookies recipe.

However, when fresh peaches are not available, try these recipes with frozen or canned ones. When canned, opt for those packed in their own juices without added sugars. In fact, we find that the frozen peaches offer a bit of convenience and maintain that delicious flavor in our baked goods.

 

Our recipes for peach bar cookies include:

 

Amazing Peach Crumb Bars

Peach Cheesecake Crumb Bars

Peaches and Cream Bars

 

First, let’s look at the Amazing Peach Crumb Bars

peach crumb bar

Amazing Peach Crumb Bars

Peach Crumb Bars have a shortbread-like crust, cinnamon-spiced peach layer and a brown sugar crumb topping. So perfect for summer!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 336 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for the crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted

Ingredients for the topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for the peach layer:

  • 3 cups peaches about 4 large peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks.
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon of salt

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8"x8" pan with a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Prepare the crust by mixing together the flour, powdered sugar and salt in a medium bowl until well combined.
  • Stir in the melted butter just until well incorporated and no more streaks of flour remain.
  • Pat evenly onto the bottom of the pan and bake for 12-15 minutes. Turning the pan halfway through to ensure even browning. It should be lightly browned around the edges.
  • Let cool for at least 15 minutes while preparing the rest of the recipe.

Prepare the Topping

  • Mix together the flour, brown sugar and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the melted butter and vanilla extract just until combined. Set aside.

Prepare the Peach layer

  • Put peach chunks into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • After the crust has cooled 15 minutes, pour the peach layer evenly over the top of the baked crust and sprinkle the topping over the peach layer.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the topping has browned and the peach layer is bubbly. Cool completely before adding the glaze.

Prepare the glaze,

  • Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract and salt together until well combined.
  • Add 4 teaspoons of milk and stir.
  • Add up to an additional 2 teaspoons of milk to reach the desired consistency..
  • Spoon over the cooled bars.
  • Cut into bars. Use a sharp knife to cut and wipe with a paper towel between cuts to achieve a very clean edge. Serve.
  • Store the bars in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 540IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bar, cookie, fruit, peach
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Cheesecake and Peaches

I’ve enjoyed cheesecake with crumb topping many times. And warm peaches with whipped topping never fail to satisfy. Combine these delicious flavors to create our peach cheesecake crumb bars. You might want to make a double batch!

 

Peach Cheesecake Crumb Bars

peach crumb bar

Peach Cheesecake Crumb Bars

Serve this delicious dessert at brunch for the wow factor. These provide the best of cookies and cheesecake flavors, all entrenched with a delicious peach flavor. For variety, try substituting cherries or berries for the peaches.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
cooling time 20 mins
Course Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 304 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold and cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 large egg

Ingredients for the peach filling

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 peaches 2 cups chopped, pitted, and peeled.

Ingredients for the Cheese layer

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

Make the filling:

  • In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, water, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and peaches. Allow to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F degrees. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  • With a pastry cutter or two forks, cut in the butter until the pieces look like pebbles
  • then cut in the egg. Dough will be crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup for the topping and pat the rest into the bottom of the pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • Pour over the base layer.
  • Top with the peach filling then top with the reserved 1/2 cup of topping.
  • Bake 38-40 minutes or until the top is slightly brown and looks set when given a gentle shake.
  • Cool completely before cutting into 12 bars. To cut cleanly, use a very sharp knife and clean it using a paper towel between each cut.
  • Refrigerate leftovers for up to one week.

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 658IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bar, fruit, peach
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On a lighter note…

The Peach Cheesecake bars find favor in our home. But these peaches and cream bars stand up nicely alongside. In fact, some people prefer their slightly lighter tones.

 

Peaches and Cream Bars

peach crumb bars

Peaches and Cream Bars

Take advantage of summer’s fresh peaches with these easy bars. A four layered bar with a brown sugar and oat crust, topped with a creamy peach filling, pecan streusel, and finished off with luscious vanilla icing.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
cooling time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 bars
Calories 243 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for the crust and topping.

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour spooned and leveled, 250g
  • 1 cup rolled oats 84g
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar 134g packed light or dark
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter 300g, cold and cubed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans 140g

Ingredients for the filling.

  • 2 large egg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200g
  • 2 Tablespoon all-purpose flour 16g
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 peaches peeled, pitted, and chopped (about 3 cups)

Ingredients for the Icing.

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 120g
  • 2 Tablespoon milk 30ml
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C) degrees. Line the bottom and sides of an 9 x 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides to easily lift the bars out of the pan before cutting. Spray with nonstick spray or grease with butter. Set aside.

Make the crust/topping:

  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon together until combined.
  • Cut in the cold butter using a pastry blender or two forks until it reaches coarse, pea-sized crumbs.
  • Remove 1 1/2 cup of the mixture, put in a small bowl and mix with pecans. This will be set aside for the topping.
  • Evenly press the remaining oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes as you prepare the filling.

Make the filling:

  • Whisk the egg and sugar together until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the flour and salt. Whisk until combined.
  • Fold in the peaches.
  • Remove crust from the oven after 15 minutes and pour the filling over hot crust. Sprinkle with reserved oat/pecan mixture.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Transfer to the refrigerator and allow to chill for 2 hours.
  • Once chilled, lift with the parchment paper out of the pan using the overhang on the sides and cut into squares. For neat squares, use a very sharp knife and wipe it clean with a paper towel after each cut.

Make the vanilla icing:

  • Using a fork or spoon, whisk/stir the confectioners’ sugar, cream, and vanilla extract together until smooth.
  • Add another Tablespoon of milk to thin out if needed.
  • Drizzle over each square.
  • Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

Make-Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Prepare the bars up to 3 days in advance. Store, covered tightly. in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Bars can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
Prefer a smaller batch? To make these in an 8x8-inch square baking dish, use half of each of the ingredients. Your baking time will be reduced to about 30 minutes.
Hint: This recipe works with other fruit, too! Substitute equal amounts of your favorite fruit for the peaches.

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 111mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 405IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cookie, peach
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