These peach crumble bars feature ripe juicy peaches in a brown sugar oatmeal crust, all topped off with almond streusel and vanilla glaze.

If you’re got fresh peaches, you must try these amazing peach bars! They’re the perfect hand held dessert, or try them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent treat.

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A stack of peach crumble bars topped with vanilla glaze.

Is anyone else on a peach kick, or is it just me? I needed to make a dessert to bring to a friend’s house and peaches were on my mind. I dismissed the idea of a pie or cobbler because I didn’t have a ton of time and also didn’t want a dessert that would be overly messy for the kids to eat. I came up with the idea of a peach dessert in bar form, which is how these peach crumble bars came to be.

How do you make peach crumble bars?

For these peach crumble bars, you’re going to make a brown sugar and oatmeal cookie dough which serves as both the bottom crust and the crumble topping. A layer of custard studded with fresh peaches goes between the oatmeal layers.

An oatmeal and brown sugar crust pressed into a pan.

How do you peel a peach?

This recipe calls for peeled peaches. If your peaches are firm, you can simply take a vegetable peeler and peel the skin off like you would a carrot. This won’t work as well if your peaches are on the softer side. Another way to peel peaches is to boil them for just 15-20 seconds or until the peel splits. Then you can use a small knife to remove the peel.

Peach filling on top of an oatmeal crust.

The top layer of oatmeal crumble includes a handful of chopped almonds for texture. After the bars have come out of the oven and are cool, they get topped with a vanilla glaze. Because come on, is a vanilla glaze ever a bad idea? In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a frosting kind of girl.

A pan of unbaked peach crumble bars.

The verdict on these peach almond crumble bars? Thumbs up all around from the kids and the adults. I served the bars with vanilla ice cream but they’re also great as is. They’re perfect for a picnic, a potluck or any time you just need a little something sweet.

A peach crumble bar topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce.

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4.92 from 12 votes

Peach Crumble Bars

AuthorSara Welch
A stack of peach crumble bars topped with vanilla glaze.
These peach crumble bars feature ripe juicy peaches in a brown sugar oatmeal crust, all topped off with almond streusel and vanilla glaze.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Serves 12 bars


Crust and Streusel

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

Peach Filling

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped peeled peaches
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with foil, leaving an overhang on the sides for easy removal. Coat the foil lined pan in cookng spray.
  • For the crust/streusel: In a large bowl, stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry blender or two forks until the mixture turns into coarse, pea-sized crumbs. 
  • Remove 3/4 cup of the mixture, put in a small bowl and mix in the almonds. Set aside the almond mixture, this will be the topping on the bars.
  • Evenly press the remaining oat mixture into the bottom of the baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes ; prepare the peach filling while the crust bakes.
  • For the filling: Whisk the egg and sugar together until smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour and salt. Whisk until combined. Gently fold in the peaches.
  • After the crust has cooked for 15 minutes, remove it from the oven and pour the filling over the hot crust. Sprinkle with reserved oatmeal and almond mixture. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Place the pan on a cooling rack and cool for 30 minutes.
  • For the vanilla glaze: Combine the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract in a bowl; stir until completely smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the whole pan of bars.
  • Place the pan in the refrigerator and allow to chill for 2 hours before cutting into squares. The squares will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator.


Make Ahead: The bars can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in the the refrigerator until you're ready to serve them.
Recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

This post was originally published on August 23, 2015 and was updated on September 4, 2018 with new content.4

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  1. 4 stars
    I am loving the peaches during summer and will be sad when they are out of season. These bars are a great way to use them and I know the kids will love them

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe looks delicious. I’m a huge fan of peaches and I’m always looking for yummy desserts to try that incorporates them in the recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    I know I’d love these bars! I’m a huge fan of peaches. This would be a perfect dessert one night. I’ll be making these for the family soon!

  4. We love peaches and these bars look really good. I can see everyone wanting to eat these even for breakfast. Topping it with ice cream makes for a perfect treat.

  5. Oh wow, these look like heaven on a plate. I am obsessed with peaches, so I will have to make up a batch of these.

  6. These are gorgeous! I just bought a bunch of lovely new peaches yesterday, and they’re sitting on my counter right now, just dying to be made into these bars! And your suggestion about serving them with ice cream?!? My, oh, my! Brilliant! Definitely pinning these to share!

  7. Oh I am definitely on a Peach kick too!! They are just so great this time of year! These bars look awesome – I love a good crumble topping!

  8. You can never go wrong with peaches and your peach almond crumble bars look and sound divine! Please send some my way 🙂

  9. OH YES i am on a peach kick as well! I love the summer juiciness of them! AMAZING! These bars look great. I think i ail have to make a batch for back to school “treats” for my girls! Love them!

  10. I saw these on pinterest the other day and new immediately I had to have them. I have peaches on my counter just waiting to be made into this deliciousness. Thank you for the recipe!

  11. I have not been having much luck with peaches this year…even though I LOVE them!

  12. I suddenly had a craving for fresh and juicy peaches when I saw your post and these bars look totally scrumptious! We’re about to head off for some coffee and it would have been more awesome with these yummy bars on the side!

  13. Those sound incredible — and bars are a great idea when sharing with toddlers. I used to opt for cookies or bars to bring places for that reason when my kids were really little.