It is peach season here in Georgia. Yesterday we went peach and blackberry picking at a local farm. The peach trees laden with heavy fruit look just beautiful.
The peaches were so plentiful it took only a few minutes to pick a peck of peaches.
Now I have to use all of these peaches. My daughter dreamed up the idea for these Peach Struesel Bars. I’m glad they turned out so perfectly.
They start with a blondie base.
Which is then topped with sweetened chunks of peaches.
And finally, a streusel crumb is added to the top.
I love that these bars aren’t overly sweet.
If you can get your hands on some fresh peaches, definitely give these a try.
Peach Streusel Bars
A blondie bar base topped with diced peaches and streusel
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 ts vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 ts baking powder
- 1/4 ts salt
- 3 large peaches, pealed and chopped
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 Tb all-purpose flour
- 2 Tb butter, melted
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 dash cinnamon
- 1 dash salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
2. Stir together the peach topping ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high 2-3 minutes until the mixture is bubbly. Let sit while preparing the blondie base.
2. In a large bowl, stir brown sugar into melted butter until well combined. Stir in egg, egg white, and vanilla. Blend in flour, baking powder, and salt until fully combined. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan.
3. Using a slotted spoon, spread peach chunks all over the blondie base. Let most of the juice drain away as you’re scooping. Slightly press the peaches into the base.
4. Prepare the streusel topping: fluff all of the streusel toppings in a small bowl until small balls of crumbs form. Sprinkle over the top of the bars.
5. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.