Peach Bars with Caramel Creme Frosting will have you salivating! Prepare yourself for a magnificent treat that your family will rave over! These delicious cake-type bars are filled with peaches and walnuts and then frosted with a caramel-marshmallow frosting. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G doesn’t even begin to describe the taste of this dessert. The icing tastes heavenly and it’s very thick, making these bar-type cookies rich–maybe a little too rich–decadent, and drool-worthy.
I probably should have entitled my blog: “Icing Queen” because I love icing and frosting on cookies, bars, and cakes. If there’s a way to add it, I’ll find a way. 🙂 The thicker and more lavishly the frosting is added to the goodie, the better I like it. Yes, I have an insatiable sweet tooth. Peach Bars with Caramel Creme Frosting have everything I love….lots of fruit and nuts, and then slathered with entirely too much icing. Instead of allowing these bars to cool like I should have, I cut into them right away because I wanted to sample them hot! Yum.
My pictures are not what they should be. Not one of them turned out well with my good camera. My canon has real difficulty focusing on colors that are neutral and pale. That’s why I almost always add flowers, fruit, or other contrasting colors to my pictures. But because I had such difficulty getting the focus right, all the pictures I was able to get were blurry. 🙁 Thankfully, I always back up my pictures by taking some with my iPhone because I’m just not that great at photography. At least those ones turned out okay.
When I was looking through my family recipes for ways to use up all of our bushels of peaches, I found one given to me by a co-worker’s wife when I worked at Dallas Baptist University. He had brought this heavenly apple cake in once for a luncheon and I begged him for the recipe. I switched around a few things and made it with peaches from our own peach trees. Peach Bars with Caramel Creme Frosting turned out spectacular and that’s not an exaggeration.
If you like icing-topped cookies or cakes, and caramel icing made with marshmallows at that, then you need to make these bars. Your family will be in seventh heaven pleading with you to make this lovely dessert often. While this probably can be made with either frozen or canned peaches, there’s nothing quite like fresh peaches in a dessert. Regardless, be prepared to drool…..
Peach Bars with Caramel Creme Frosting are amazing.
The icing is very thick. Yum.
Prepare for a sugar overload after a bite of these scrumptious Peach Bars with Caramel Creme Frosting.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for this recipe.
Place softened butter in a mixing bowl. Add sugar, eggs, cinnamon nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Mix with an electric mixer to combine well.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add finely, diced peaches and walnuts.
Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.
Grease a 9×13″ glass baking dish. Spread peach mixture into prepared dish.
Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
To make frosting: Melt butter in a saucepan. Add brown sugar and cream and bring to a boil. Cook a few minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Add marshmallows and whisk until they are completely melted.
Add powdered sugar.
Whisk to combine all ingredients.
Spread icing over top of cooled cake. Allow icing to set, about 15 minutes before cutting.
This gives you an inside view of this dessert.
The Caramel-Marshmallow Frosting is to die for!
Here’s the recipe.
PEACH BARS WITH CARAMEL CREME FROSTING
(Recipe adapted from Marla Downing, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX; when her husband Ed worked with me at Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX)
- 2 ½ cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups peeled, finely diced peaches
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- Mix sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix with an electric mixer until well combined.
- Stir in flour, peaches and walnuts with a wooden spoon until ingredients are well mixed.
- Grease a 9×13” baking dish.
- Spread ingredients into dish and level with a knife.
- Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Frost with Caramel Crème Frosting.
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream, half-and-half or evaporated milk
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- Melt butter in medium saucepan.
- Add brown sugar and cream; mix well.
- Heat to boiling.
- Cook a few minutes stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat.
- Add marshmallows and stir until they melt.
- Combine powdered sugar, brown sugar mixture and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
- Beat with an electric mixer until well mixed.
- Spread on cooled cake.
If you like a lot of icing on your cookies you’ll love Peach Bars with Caramel Creme Frosting.
Are you ready to sink your teeth into this amazing dessert yet?