Peach Almond Bars
Recipe type: Dessert; Snack
Total time: 
Serves: 24
A buttery, almond-flavoured bar accents fresh ripe peaches. Best eaten the day they're made, but they can also be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Best served at room temperature.
  • DOUGH:
  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar (all granulated sugar or substitute 1 cup with brown sugar)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups peeled, chopped fresh peaches (approx. 4 peaches)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ Tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar/icing sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cream or milk
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease an 11x15" baking dish or large jelly roll pan.
  2. For the dough, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and almond and mix to combine. Add flour and salt and stir just until incorporated. Spread ¾ of the mixture in the prepared pan.
  3. For the filling, gently toss all ingredients in a medium bowl and spread evenly over base dough.
  4. Drop the remaining batter all over the top of the peaches - it will spread as it bakes so don't worry too much about how it looks!
  5. Bake for 35-38 minutes, until edges start to brown (the squares will not brown much and the middle might still look soft, but they will continue to set as they cool).
  6. For the glaze, stir together all ingredients, adding more cream if necessary to achieve desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle all over the bars.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at