No-Bake Peaches & Cream Bars are one of my favorite fresh peach dessert recipes! Made with peach jello, cream cheese, graham crackers and of course, fresh & juicy peaches!
Ingredients for Peaches and Cream Bars
Here’s what you’ll need to make this no-bake peach dessert:
How to make Peaches & Cream Bars
Making this peach dessert is so simple! Here’s what you’ll need to do:
How to make No-Bake Graham Cracker Crust:
How to make Peach Filling:
Sweet Cream Topping:
No-Bake Peaches & Cream Bars
- 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 cups water
- 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 oz. pkg. peach jello
- 4 cups fresh peaches sliced (and peeled if desired)
Sweet Cream Topping:
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 8 oz. Cool Whip
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter together in a medium mixing bowl. Once combined spread evenly into the bottom of a 9X13 pan.
- In a small saucepan mix water, cornstarch and sugar together. Cook over medium low heat until thick (about 3-4 minutes of bubbling). Stir in the Jello.
- Chill Jello mixture in the fridge for an hour.
- Add sliced peaches to the chilled Jello mixture. Pour mixture gently over the graham cracker crust.
- To make the sweet cream topping, mix softened cream cheese and powdered sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Fold in the Cool Whip topping and stir until well combined. Smooth over the top of the peach filling.
- You can serve immediately, but I think the bars are easier to cut and serve and taste even better if they chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour or two before serving.
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Can You Use Real Whipped Cream Instead?
If you are not able to find Whipped Topping or Cool Whip where you live, or you don’t like to use it, you can easily use real whipped cream for this recipe. To make whipped cream you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
In a medium mixing bowl combine the cream, sugar and vanilla. With an electric mixer beat the cream until stiff peaks are formed. Fold into the recipe as instructed.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
You can soften cream cheese by simply letting it sit on the countertop for 2-3 hours, until it comes to room temperature. Using room temperature cream cheese is vital. I don’t know if you are like me but I always forget to take the cream cheese out of the fridge! An easy way to soften the cream cheese is to use the defrost function on your microwave. Place the cream cheese, unwrapped, in a bowl, then select the lowest setting on defrost. Mine usually takes about 45 seconds. That’s it! Then proceed with the recipe.
What is the easiest way to peel peaches?
It’s easy to just cut the skin off of peaches if you only need one or two, but if you are planning to remove the skin from a lot of peaches, there is an easier way!
- Boil a pot full of water
- Immerse ripe peaches for 30-60 seconds.
- Remove from water. You can submerge the peaches in cold water, but if you’re planning on cooking the peaches anyways, it’s not necessary and eliminates a step, making the process faster.
- Pinch the skin to break it and slide it off the peach.
- Cut the peach in half and remove the pit.
You can even watch a video here that shows just how easy this is – the skin really does just slide right off!
When are peaches ripe?
To tell if you peaches are ripe, you want to consider the color, firmness, and texture of the skin.
If your peach is ripe the yellow should be a deep yellow, like a golden color. If the yellow part of the peach is pale they aren’t quite ready.
You can also tell if your peach is ripe if you give it a light squeeze and it feels very soft.
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No Bake Peaches & Cream Bars are one of my favorite fresh peach dessert recipes! This peach bar recipe is so easy, so tasty, and is a great way to use fresh peaches!
These bars look so delicious! Looks like a great summer dessert!
Jamie Sherman says
Peaches are my absolute favorite fruit, Nellie! I also love that this is a no-bake dessert- it's still too hot in Phoenix 🙂 I've pinned this to try and I'd like to invite you to link up to my All My Bloggy Friends party – it starts on Tuesday mornings at 7 am Eastern time and goes until Saturday night! Feel free to share this post and/or any others you would like to share! 🙂 I hope
Style Sisters says
ooh scrumptious looking!! I love peaches and this just sounds awesome! I can't wait to try this.Come link up at my party going on now at the Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/08/centerpiece-wednesday-87-and-something.html<br />Karin
Amber Brady says
Yum! I love peaches & this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #25!<br /><br />~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!<br />http://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com
Lee Lincoln says
Does what you call a CUBE= 1 Stick of butter?<br />
Yes, a cube is the same as a stick. Enjoy!
These look delicious, you said one “cube” of butter, but you show an entire quarter pound stick of butter, do you use the entire quarter pound of butter or a portion of it?
Looking forward to making this ….have a blessed day
You use 1/2 cup of butter, which is equal to 1 stick of butter here in the US.
Do you melt the butter before mixing with graham cracker crumbs?
Yes, melt the butter before mixing together. Enjoy!
Instead of fresh peaches can i use can peaches and drain the syrup?
I’ve never tried that but I think as long as they were very well-drained, it would probably work just fine!
I used drained canned peaches with good results. Drain peaches reserve juice as part of liquid needed. Also, I made 1/2 recipe since we are a a two household. Googled 1/2 pkg.of 3 oz. jello= 3 tablespoons. Excellent. Delish!
Used drained, canned peaches with good results. Made half the recipe using 3 tablespoons jello. Excellent! Recipe is a keeper.
Thank you Anita!
Can you use homemade whipping cream in the place of Cool Whip?
You should be able to use homemade whipping cream in this recipe because you will be mixing it with cream cheese which should stabilize it. Let me know how it works!
Great recipe, love that it is a no bake dessert!! What a sweet treat that is easy to make.
This sounds like my kind of dessert! I love the fact that the peaches aren’t cooked as I think they taste so much better that way and love that you juiced up the flavor with a little jello. Peaches and cream never tasted so good.
Luquita Kroll says
This sounds like a great recipe for my frozen fresh peaches from last year. Froze the peaches for cobblers and now I have another recipe. I bet this would work with the fresh strawberries and strawberry jello. Happy summer coming with our family events. Thanks so much!
Priti Maniar says
Can we use any other fruit in place of peaches?
Priti Maniar says
Also, please tell me which jello flavour will go with any other fruit as peach jello is not available here
Debbie boyer says
Recipe is for 20 people. I’m the only one in my house who would eat it. There needs to be another recipe for a smaller version which uses one pre-made regular pie-size graham cracker crust to make it faster and easier to make.
You could probably halve the recipe and use a pre-made pie crust – that’s a great idea!
Jo Bowman says
I was a bit hesitant on making this because I’m not a huge fan of jello, but this combo makes it delicious! I did peel the peaches. Will make this again.
I’m so glad you tried it Jo- I feel the same way!!