Peaches ‘n Cream Bars.

Take advantage of summer’s fresh peaches with these easy bars.  A four layered bar with a brown sugar/oat crust, topped with a creamy peach filling, pecan streusel, and finished off with luscious vanilla glaze.

Peaches 'n Cream Bars - enjoy fresh summer peaches in these creamy, juicy bars.  Brown sugar crust topped with peach filling, brown sugar streusel and vanilla glaze. Easy to make!  sallysbakingaddiction.com

Let’s get peachy!

Peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits.  Actually, I don’t think I can play favorites. There are so many glorious gems to chose from this time of year… mango, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, pineapples – I love them all!  I’m a total fruit-aholic and my latest recipes definitely reflect that.

Juicy peaches are in their prime right about now and I have been eating them like crazy.

Peaches 'n Cream Bars - enjoy fresh summer peaches in these creamy, juicy bars.  Brown sugar crust topped with peach filling, brown sugar streusel and vanilla glaze. Easy to make!  sallysbakingaddiction.com

These fruity/creamy bars are nothing short of amazing.  Four layers are involved: buttery, brown sugar oat crust, creamy & juicy peach filling, pecan/cinnamon crumble, and an easy vanilla glaze to finish it all off.  The peach filling leaves each bite ultra moist and the crumble on top maintains a slight crunch.  These bars are a texture lover’s dream!

The peachy filling is made from peaches, egg, flour, and sugar.  The egg and flour create a thick creamy sauce to envelope the diced peaches inside.  I adore the peach filling, but the crust and crumble are to die for!  They are both made from the same dough, which makes things nice and easy. I try to dirty as little bowls as possible when I can. ;)

Peaches 'n Cream Bars - enjoy fresh summer peaches in these creamy, juicy bars.  Brown sugar crust topped with peach filling, brown sugar streusel and vanilla glaze. Easy to make!  sallysbakingaddiction.com

The crust/crumble is made from 5 easy ingredients. Probably things you have in your kitchen right now! Oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter.  You’re going to cut the cold butter into the other ingredients. I recommend using a pastry cutter. It makes things so much easier.  I bought mine for less than $10. It is worth its weight in gold! Especially if you have plans to make my Salted Caramel Apple Pie.

Cut the cold butter in until it is crumbly. Pea-sized, coarse crumbs is what you’re aiming for.  Reserve 3/4 cup of the oat mixture for the topping, to which you’ll add pecans.  Don’t worry, they’re optional if you’re not crazy about pecans like I am.  The rest of the oat mixture will be pressed into your pan for the crust.

This is what the coarse crumbs of the oat mixture will look like:

Brown Sugar/Oat Crumble for Peaches 'n Cream Bars

Prebake the crust slightly, then pour the creamy peach filling over the crust.  What you will LOVE most about these bars is that the juicy filling seeps into the crust as it bakes, making the bars unbelievably moist.  The tender, brown sugary crust will melt in your mouth.

The bars only take about 30 minutes in the oven.  Your kitchen will smell like a cross between cinnamon rolls and peach pie.  Two of my favorite things in one!  Allow the bars to cool before cutting and drizzling with the vanilla glaze.  The glaze is made from 3 simple ingredients: heavy cream (or milk), powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.

Drizzle the glaze on top and prepare to be amazed. ;)

Peaches 'n Cream Bars - enjoy fresh summer peaches in these creamy, juicy bars.  Brown sugar crust topped with peach filling, brown sugar streusel and vanilla glaze. Easy to make!  sallysbakingaddiction.com

Peaches 'n Cream Bars - enjoy fresh summer peaches in these creamy, juicy bars.  Brown sugar crust topped with peach filling, brown sugar streusel and vanilla glaze. Easy to make!  sallysbakingaddiction.com

I think I found my new favorite dessert. Definitely one of the best ways to enjoy all of these fresh summer peaches! What’s your favorite way to enjoy peaches?

 

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Peaches 'n Cream Bars

Take advantage of summer's fresh peaches with these easy bars. A four layered bar with a brown sugar/oat crust, topped with a creamy peach filling, pecan streusel, and finished off with luscious vanilla glaze.

Yield: 12 large bars

Ingredients:

Crust & Topping

  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (42g) old fashioned rolled oats (or quick oats)
  • 1/3 cup (67g) dark brown sugar (or light)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 10 Tablespoons (150g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup (70g) chopped pecans, optional

Peach Filling

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon (8g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium peaches, peeled and chopped (about 1.5 cups)

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1/2 cup (60g) confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) heavy cream (or milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil with enough overhang on the sides for easy removal. Spray foil with nonstick spray.

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. See photo above. Remove 3/4 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 30-32 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 before cutting into squares.

Make the vanilla glaze: Using a fork or spoon, whisk/stir the confectioners' sugar, cream, and vanilla extract together until smooth. Drizzle over each square.  Store bars tightly covered in the refrigerator.  Bars stay fresh for up to 4 days.

*Recipe may easily be doubled to fit in a 9x13 pan, baking time will increase to 35 minutes.

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118 Responses to “Peaches ‘n Cream Bars.”

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    kellyposted July 29, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Sally, I just wanted to let you know that I tried them today and they were just as good as they looked… They were AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for yet another amazingly delicious recipe! :D

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      That’s great, Kelly! I love love love these juicy, creamy bars. And I’m so happy you do too. Thank you for reporting back!

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    kellyposted July 30, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Your welcome! You come up with such great recipes! I made these again today (I have 8 kids so they are gone fast!!!) They are our new favorite!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      8 kiddos! Wow, you are mother of the year Kelly. Glad you all love these!

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    Rosieposted August 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    These look delish! If doubling it and using a 9×13 pan, should I still pre-bake the crust just for the 15 minutes and then bake the filling in for the 35? Planning on making these for a party next week!

    Thank you!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 2nd, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Hi Rosie! Yes, still prebake the crust for 15 minutes. I believe the bars would only take 35 minutes – maybe 40, Just keep your eye on them and remove them when they begin to brown. Enjoy!

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      • Rosiereplied on August 9th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

        Thanks for the tip! I just pulled them out of the fridge after cooling them…OMG, Sally. I don’t know how I’m not going to eat all of these before tonight! I tasted a small piece and am completely ignoring my lunch, just staring at these babies.

        • Sallyreplied on August 9th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

          Haha! Well, I hope they can last until tonight! I know what you mean though – it is hard not to eat the whole pan!

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    Mackenzieposted August 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I made these for a birthday celebration at work last week and everyone LOVED them. They were almost gone before I even got to try one!

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    Graceposted August 8, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Hi Sally! I am a teacher and I have spent my summer break baking as many things from your blog as possible! In the past few months I have made your: peaches and cream bars, death by chocolate peanut butter chips cookies, peanut butter cup oatmeal cookies, banana bread, blueberry apple pie bars, dark chocolate and raspberry muffins and your sky high blueberry muffins! I also made (and commented on) your red velvet swirl brownies. I’m sure I’ve made more but forgotten. What I’m trying to say is that I’m obsessed with your blog- it must have something to do with the Philly connection :) Your recipes are the best. Hope you’re having a great vacation!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 8th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Grace! A fellow Philly girl – that is amazing! I am so flattered that you love my website so much and have spent your summer baking my recipes! You chose a few of my favorites to make like those peaches n cream bars, pb oatmeal cookies – and I just LOVE banana bread! Thank you so much for reporting back to me. I love hearing about all this!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Bakingposted August 12, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Nooo. I weep for peach season’s passing! I can’t make stuff like this now. I suppose I could use apples but they’re just not the same, are they?

    The drizzle really pushes these over the top! Love it.

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    • Sallyreplied on August 12th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks Erin! And you could totally try apples. :) Or even pears! Or a combo. Yum!

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    Emilyposted August 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Made these today and LOVED them! They turned out perfectly <3. I substituted 6 oz of cinnamon applesauce for the egg, and used brown sugar in the filling instead of white sugar (I adore the rich taste of brown sugar). They were super easy to make and seriously yummy.

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    • Sallyreplied on August 12th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Emily, your version sounds incredible! I just love these bars so much. Good to know about the applesauce! Thanks so much for reporting back. :)

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    Traceyposted May 29, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    do you think I could use frozen or canned peaches instead of fresh?? Not quite in season here. Thanks

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    • Sallyreplied on May 30th, 2014 at 11:22 am

      frozen should be fine – make sure you thaw and drain and excess liquid.

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    Meaganposted June 20, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I know this comment is long overdue, but I just wanted to let you know that I made these, and wow. Just wow. These were a huge hit with all my friends. Thanks so much for all the awesome recipes!

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    Maryposted June 30, 2014 at 9:15 am

    can I use apples?

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    • Sallyreplied on June 30th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Yep!

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    Lori Williamsonposted July 6, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Yummmmm! Im eating peach delight right now its amazing and pretty easy to whip up. Thanks for another great treat! Keep it up, I love to experiment with your recipes!

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    Danaposted July 8, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I’m making these today and I know they’ll be great! You have the best recipes. My friends and family think that I am a wonderful baker and I owe it all to you! Thank you so much for sharing all these amazing recipes with us!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 9th, 2014 at 7:28 am

      Thanks Dana. Enjoy!

      Reply

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