Wednesday, August 3, 2011

No-Bake Peach Bars


I've been recipe testing to find a great no-bake, fruit-filled dessert for the summertime...and here it is! These bars hit the spot for me -they're easy to make, there's no need to turn on a warm oven and it makes the best of fresh fruit. Softening the peaches for a few minutes really makes a big difference as the peaches release their natural juices and becomes perfectly velvety. These bars are a little gooey so I suggest enjoying them with a fork!

No-Bake Peach Bars

1 1/2 cups of dried prunes
1/4 cup of raw macademia nuts
3 tbl rolled oats
1 tsp of honey
4 peaches, pitted
2 tsp of brown sugar
a small knob of butter

Pulse prunes, nuts, oats and honey in a food processor. Lightly butter a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan and line tightly with plastic wrap making sure the wrap goes over the sides of the pan. Press down the prune mixture at the bottom of the pan using the back of a spoon or pressing down above a sheet of parchment paper if the mixture is too sticky to properly even out.

Add the butter to a small pan on medium heat. Cut the peaches into quarters and sprinkle with the sugar. Add to the pan when the butter starts to foam. Cook until the peaches just start to soften. Lay the peaches snugly over the prune mixture. Fold the extra plastic wrap over the peaches and leave to set in the fridge for 30 minutes. Cut into triangles and serve. Enjoy!

13 comments:

Pure2raw Twins said...

looks delicious,I just love fresh peaches! love that it is no bake too, those are my favorites!

Nisrine said...

Love'em for the no-bake, for the ingredients and for how good they look too!!

stowell said...

Delicious summer idea - peaches are everywhere at the moment, so it's perfect

Luv'n Spoonfuls said...

Whoa...you had me at no-bake, but add the sauteed peaches, and I'm a goner! Too delicious, AND healthy, which is right up my alley! Such a yummy looking and light treat...just right for these warmer days.

The Procrastobaker said...

What a beautiful summer recipe :) I adore peaches but rarely bake or make anything with them, too irresistible by themselves! But this looks like a gem of a recipe :)

Chocolate Shavings said...

The Procrastobaker: I agree - it's not easy to save a few to bake when they're perfectly ripe...but it is worth it!

Tres Delicious said...

They look good, So fresh and you have one appealing photo. I love peaches.

Carolyn Jung said...

Perfect for those scorching days when you definitely don't want to turn on the oven. ;)

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Oh what a great recipe, I love this and your pictures are fabulous!! So glad I found your blog, new follower! :)

Chocolate Shavings said...

Kelly: Thanks Kelly - I'm glad you're enjoying it!

DessertForTwo said...

Oh yum! I'm so glad you use prunes. Most raw or no-bake recipes use dates and they can be a bit hard to find.

vanillasugarblog said...

oh how i do love the no-bake aspect. anything with peaches is what i've been craving this summer. can't get enough of them. i should print this one out.....

stampedconcrete said...

looks delicious .. thanks for sharing ..

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