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Peach Squares

September 16, 2015Teresa

Okay, I have a doozy of a recipe for you today–Peach Squares.  The title isn’t very fancy, but this is one of the moistest, most delectable desserts you’ll ever eat. They actually taste better the second day after the flavors have mingled for awhile. In addition to the peaches, these use Greek yogurt or sour cream to keep them moist. Walnuts add crunch and cinnamon adds zest for one snappy bar-type cookie that’s oh, so satisfying.

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I’ve been going back through a lot of my apple recipes to see how I can use up my abundance of peaches. Without exception, almost any recipe where I’ve used apples, peaches can be substituted without a hitch. In fact, if you love peaches as much as I do (my favorite fruit), then you will probably like the peach versions better!

Apple Squares have always been one of our favorite recipes over the years. I found the recipe on the Internet back in the very early 90s. I was hunting for a recipe to use up apples we had picked at a nearby orchard. Our kids always loved this recipe. Peach Squares are no different–they are just as mouthwatering. This recipe does have a few different steps to it, but it’s not overly involved or difficult to make. Plus, you get the luscious taste of fresh peaches in every bite. While you can easily add an icing on top, I’ve always served these with powdered sugar sprinkled over them.

If you’re looking for a scrumptious brownie-type cookie that uses peaches, then Peach Squares is the dessert for you! Be prepared to make more than one batch! This delightful cookie will go like hot cakes!

I initially published this recipe in September 2015. I was never really happy with the pictures so I remade the recipe in June 2020. My sister-in-law was here at the time and she drooled and drooled over these jewels. Yes, these goodies are drool-worthy. Give them a try and you’ll see what all the fuss is about! 🙂

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Peach Squares just melt in your mouth!

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Peach Squares are great treats for tailgating parties in early fall when peaches are still in season.

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Prepare yourself for a culinary delight! 🙂

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These turn out perfect every time!

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Melt butter.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add brown sugar.

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Stir ingredients with a fork.

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Add walnuts.

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Stir ingredients again to combine.

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Measure 2 3/4 cups walnut mixture and press firmly in the bottom of a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish.

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To remaining walnut mixture, add peaches, Icelandic or Greek yogurt, egg, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and vanilla.

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Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Spread peach mixture over top of the crust layer.

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Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Allow bars to cool completely. Sprinkle heavily with powdered sugar before cutting. (Cutting is easier if you refrigerate the bars for a couple of hours beforehand.)

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Peach Squares are actually better if they are allowed to sit 24 hours before serving, but who can wait that long??? 🙂

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If you love peaches you’ll love this dessert.

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Peach Squares are terrific for holidays, backyard barbecues, or grilling out with friends.

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These are also great to take to potlucks or parties. Watch them disappear fast!

Here’s the recipe.

PEACH SQUARES

(Recipe inspired from my Apple Squares)

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Peach Squares are the ultimate in a peach dessert. These scrumptious "Melt-in-your-mouth" brownies are filled with peaches and walnuts. Greek yogurt makes them super moist, so that they're mouthwatering and irresistible. Every bite will have you drooling. Terrific for potlucks, backyard barbecues or summer holiday fun.
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Cook Time 50 minutes
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Cook Time 50 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Melt butter; combine with flour and brown sugar.
  3. Stir with a fork until well combined; mixture will resemble very fine crumbs.
  4. Stir in nuts.
  5. Place 2 ¾ cups of crumb mixture in bottom of a greased 9x13” baking dish.
  6. Press down firmly.
  7. Add remaining ingredients to remaining crumb mixture and stir to combine.
  8. Spoon batter evenly over crumb base in dish.
  9. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool completely before cutting.
  11. Best if you let wait 24 hours before cutting.
  12. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before cutting.
  13. Store loosely covered.
Recipe Notes
NOTE: This is an extremely moist bar.
 
NOTE: You can also refrigerate the bars about 2-3 hours for easier cutting.
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Nutrition Facts
Peach Squares
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Potassium 130mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

[b]Peach Squares[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra inspired from my [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2014/02/04/apple-squares/” target=”_blank”]Apple Squares[/url]recipe
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Serves: 24
These scrumptious “Melt-in-your-mouth” brownies are filled with peaches and walnuts. Sour cream or Greek yogurt makes them super moist.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 2 cups brown sugar or Sucanat
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. kosher or sea salt
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups peaches, peeled and finely chopped
  • powdered sugar to sprinkle over top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine flour, brown sugar (or Sucanat) and butter with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  3. Mixture will resemble very fine crumbs.
  4. Stir in nuts.
  5. Place 2 ¾ cups of crumb mixture in bottom of a greased 9×13” baking dish.
  6. Press down firmly.
  7. Add remaining ingredients to remaining crumb mixture and stir to combine.
  8. Spoon batter evenly over crumb base in dish.
  9. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool before cutting.
  11. Best if you let wait 24 hours before cutting.
  12. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before cutting.
  13. Store loosely covered.
Notes
This is an extremely moist bar.
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Every bite of Peach Squares will have you drooling!

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Peaches taste divine served this way!

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Cinnamon and peaches flavor these bars. Icelandic or Greek yogurt keeps them nice and moist.

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Every bite is mouthwatering and irresistible. 🙂

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