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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Peach Crumble 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
- 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.
This post was originally published on August 23, 2015 and was updated on September 4, 2018 with new content.4
I followed your suggestion and served it with ice cream Great recipe! Thanks
These bars came out perfect! Crust was yummy and I served them as pictured with the ice cream! Just like eating out!
Would these freeze well ? … individually wrapped. Could a different flour be substituted e.g. coconut or almond? They look fabulous. Thanks
Yes they will freeze well! I haven’t tried them with coconut or almond flour, my guess is that almond flour would work.
After baking 15 minutes, my crust appears raw and laying in melted butter. Does it need to bake longer? Thank you!
It should be fine, the first bake is really just to get the crust ingredients to hold together, it will bake a second time after you add the peach filling and should completely cook through at that time.
Oh yum! Living in the south I dream about fresh peaches! This recipe sounds delicious!
Wow! This really makes me drool! Looking at the picture makes me think I actually see it in actual adding up the imagination of having a taste of it. Probably time to save the recipe and try this out on my own.
That looks amazing as usual! I love peaches especially during this time of the year! I think this is the perfect dessert for dinner parties!
Those peach crumble bars look like that have really nice texture to them. I bet they smelled terrific when they were finished.
Oh man these Peach Crumble Bars sound amazing! I would love to make these soon!!
yum! these look amazing! we went peach picking a few weeks back; I wish we had had this recipe then!
We have had so many peaches this year, I have been struggling to use them. This peach crumble sounds tasty.
This is nice recipe and I’m probably want it too perfect for snack after play time of the kids.. love it.
These peach almond curmble bars looks really yum. I need to make this before summer peach season ends.
These look sooo delicious. I love the combination of peach and almonds! I eat almonds every day basically!!
If only it was peach season all year! This looks amazing. I love peaches in everything. Thanks for the peeling tips.
Peaches are my favorite! The portability would make this dangerous for me – I’d bring them all to work for “lunch”!
These look delicious, especially with the ice cream on top! I will have to make them for my next party that I host.