The ingredients for peach crumble bars are very easy to come by. All you need is good old-fashioned oatmeal and an ingredient called sugar. This is what gives the whole recipe that sweet, sticky, gooey taste that you are going for. The only thing you will have to keep track of is just how much of each of these ingredients you use.
The main ingredients for peach crumb bars are just the basic ingredients for any good recipe, which include flour, butter, and oatmeal. There may be other ingredients included, but the three should be all you need. Use the same amount of all-purpose flour as you would for regular biscuits. You can substitute the all-purpose for regular flour if you wish, but make sure you have the right texture before you do this.
In addition to the oatmeal, you will also need some additional ingredients for your bars. Butter-melted, preferably. Cinnamon-helps add a great flavor to the bars. And don’t forget the peaches!
You will have to mix the ingredients together very well to make sure that they don’t clump together. I usually use a hand mixer. If you have one at home, it is best to use this. Then take a piece of parchment paper and lay it on top of the mixing bowl. If the mixture starts to stick or form lumps when it is stirred, just gently move it around until it smooths out.
Next, put a little bit of the mixture into the middle of the dough and begin to roll it into a circle. The thickness of the dough will depend on how big you want your crumb bars. Once you have made the desired shape, then cut off any excess dough with a knife or cookie cutter. Now, you can now turn your attention to filling up the fruit! Now, if you are not very fond of fruits, you can always go with something healthier like nuts or raisins.
For each fruit, add a teaspoon of the fruit juices. The last step will be to fill the center of the fruit with the crumb mixture, which makes the filling for the center of the bars. To make it easier to do, cut a few pieces of fruit into the center for added texture and crunch.
After filling the fruit in, you can now add the fruit juices. Make sure you mix all the fruit together before adding the juices. Mix them well first, to make sure that you don’t make the mixture too thick or thin. I usually put in some juice from a half cup of orange juice and mix it in a tablespoon of honey.
Now it is time to add some final touches to the bars, including a little sprinkling of cinnamon. You can either mix in some sugar or cinnamon chips. For the nuts, try using a few pieces of walnuts or macadamia nuts. Add about 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips. Sprinkle in a few drops of espresso powder for a really nice touch.
To really give this recipe a unique twist, you can also try making a fun crumb. This time, it is up to you how you would like the bars to look like. Use a small amount of fruit and combine it with a little bit of the mixture, so that you get a completely unique look.
Now just take a small portion of your mixture and wrap it around the edge of a cupcake pan, then slide the other side over the pan. If done properly, you should end up with a crumbed out layer on the outside of the cupcake.
You can now create a nice layer of fresh fruit on the inside of the pan and then add some sprinkles or decorations to your own crumb bars. Once you are done decorating, you can bake the bars for about 20 minutes. They are easy to clean up after, so you can enjoy them right away.
This is a fun and easy recipe that anyone can make, and I am sure you will be making peach crumb bars for a long time. Who knows? You may even make it your special treat on special occasions!