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Peach Cobbler Bars Recipe

Peach Cobbler Bars have a buttery flavor and a sugary glaze. Made from fresh summer peaches and flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

Peach Cobbler Bars with fresh peaches in background.

 

Peach Cobbler is my absolute favorite summer dessert. Usually I make this Easy Peach Cobbler or Oatmeal Cookie Peach Cobbler. But I thought I might try it in a new form- Peach Cobbler Bars.

Peach Cobbler Bars made with fresh summer peaches.

We live right in the middle of South Carolina peach country and there’s a farm stand with fresh peaches only a short walk from my house. I try to take advantage of them and use them for everything from pancakes to cocktails to salsa.

 

While I am still partial to a warm bowl of peach cobbler, these bars are perfect for when you need a quick and easy cleanup. No spoons or bowls required.

 

Peach Cobbler Bars covered with glaze on a wodden board.

Peach Cobbler Bars have a buttery flavor with a hint of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger plus a little almond extract.

This recipe makes a 9×13-inch pan full of bars so it is perfect for picnics and potlucks. We ate them plain, but I’m sure they’d be even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

 

RECIPE TIPS:

I use fresh peaches but you could use frozen. Make sure to use very ripe peaches to get plenty of sweetness.

I drizzled a simple glaze on top for a little extra sweetness, but it’s really not necessary. Especially if you serve them with ice cream or whipped cream.

Close-up of a Peach Cobbler Bar.

 

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Peach Cobbler Bars with fresh peaches in background.

Peach Cobbler Bars

Peach Cobbler Bars have a buttery flavor and a sugary glaze. Made from fresh summer peaches and flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 40 mins
TOTAL: 55 mins
SERVINGS: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 cups peeled pitted, and sliced fresh peaches (about 8 peaches)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9X13-inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick baking spray with flour.
  • In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Stir in peaches and lemon juice until combined.
  • In another large bowl, stir together remaining 1 cup brown sugar, flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender cut in butter until crumbly.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg, sour cream, vanilla, and almond extract.
  • Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring until combined.
  • Press half of flour mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Spread peach mixture evenly on top.
  • Sprinkle remaining flour mixture on top of peaches.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Stir together powdered sugar and milk and drizzle over cooled bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: cobbler, summer

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Originally published July 8, 2016.

Recipe adapted from Taste of the South Magazine

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11 thoughts on “Peach Cobbler Bars Recipe”

  1. Jennifer Smith

    Should I have placed 3/4 of a cup of the flour mixture or 3/4 total of the flour mixture on the bottom?
    Based on the photos is appears that it’s more TOTAL as opposed to cup.
    They are cooking on the counter and I am excited to cut in to them.

  2. What exactly is the purpose of lining with foil? Other than it ripping when you try to get stuff out of the pan? Next time will definitely will use parchment or nothing at all.

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      Parchment paper definitely works better than foil. But I wonder how many people have it readily available in their kitchen.

  3. Wow. I’m totally, completely 100% obsessed with these! The perfect summer treat and a great way to use up those ripe peaches! Yum!

  4. Ashlyn // Dollop Of Yum

    Whenever summer hits I crave peach everything like crazy, so these bars look perfect! That crumble on top and that glaze look sooo good! 🙂

  5. Ashley@CookNourishBliss

    Oh how I love peach season!! These cobbler bars sound incredible! Hope you had a great weekend Christin!

  6. I always look forward to peach season and these bars are the perfect way to use some up. They look absolutely gorgeous, Christin!

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      I store them in the refrigerator and then if I want to serve them warm, I microwave them briefly. They should be good for 3 days or so.

  7. Rachel @ Bakerita

    Yes, please! I haven’t made peach cobbler in forever but now I’m totally craving it. I think a batch of these bars is definitely in order soon!

  8. I haven’t made peach cobbler in so long and I’m wishing I had some right now! These bars look so delicious, Christin!

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