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A while back, a good friend of the family gave us a small case of peaches.  “What in the world am I going to do with all those peaches?” I thought to myself.  I already had 2 big cans in my pantry just sitting there; surely I didn’t think I needed any more.  Of course I said, “thank-you,” and it wasn’t until about a week later that I came across this recipe for Peachy Keen Bars.  Now I’m hooked on canned peaches, and this dessert.  It’s quick and very easy to make.

I can’t wait to make it for our friend the next time he’s in town.





Peachy Keen Bars

Source:  justapinch.com

1 package dry cake mix – white, yellow, or french vanilla

1/3 cup butter, room temperature

2 large eggs, divided

29 oz. can light peach slices, drained

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9×13″ pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2.  In a large bowl combine cake mix, butter and 1 egg; mix with fork just until crumbly.  Set aside 1-1/2 cup crumbs for topping.

3.  Press the remaining crumbs on bottom of prepared pan; Bake 10 minutes.

4.  Cut peach slices into 1″ pieces; Spoon onto partially-baked crust.

5.  In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg and vanilla extract; beat with mixer until creamy.  Spread over top of peaches.

6.  Sprinkle with reserved crumbs; Bake 30 minutes.

7.  Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.  Serves 12.  Store leftovers in refrigerator.