Peachy Keen Crunchies—Snack for 2

“Peachy Keen Crunchies” is a delightful Southern U.S. snack featuring juicy peaches. This recipe combines fresh peaches with a crispy, sweet topping, baked to perfection. Enjoy these bite-sized treats anytime for a refreshing, fruity experience that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 2 large peaches, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. On the cutting board, use the knife to pit and chop the 2 large peaches into small pieces
  4. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt using measuring cups and spoons
  5. Add the cold and cubed unsalted butter to the flour mixture
  6. Use a pastry blender or fork to cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs
  7. Stir in the chopped peaches and 1 tsp vanilla extract until just combined
  8. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart
  9. Sprinkle each dough mound with a generous pinch of old-fashioned oats
  10. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown at edges
  11. Use oven mitts to remove baking sheet from oven and place it on a cooling rack to allow Peachy Keen Crunchies to cool completely before serving’

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Beti’s Reflections

On a recent culinary adventure through the Southern United States, I stumbled upon a delightful peach orchard in Georgia. The sight of sun-kissed peaches hanging from the trees was irresistible, and I knew I had to create something special with them. That’s how the Peachy Keen Crunchies recipe was born – a tribute to Southern peach desserts.

Peachy Keen Crunchies are bite-sized treats perfect for two people, offering a refreshing fruity experience that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. While they’re not suitable for those looking for gluten-free recipes, vegan desserts, low-calorie snacks, no-sugar treats or dairy-free baking options, they are an absolute delight for those who love traditional baking with peaches.

The ingredients in this easy peach crunchies recipe are simple yet flavorful. We start with two large peaches, pitted and chopped – their juicy sweetness is the star of this Southern peach dessert. A cup of all-purpose flour gives structure to our crunchies while granulated sugar and brown sugar add sweetness and depth of flavor. Baking powder provides lift and salt balances out the sweetness. Cold butter is key here; it creates that irresistible crumbly texture when baked. A dash of vanilla extract enhances the peach flavor and old-fashioned oats sprinkled on top add a delightful crunch.

To make these homemade Peachy Keen Crunchies, start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper – this will ensure your crunchies don’t stick! Pit and chop your peaches into small pieces on a cutting board; you want bite-sized pieces that will distribute evenly throughout your dough. In a large bowl combine all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt using measuring cups and spoons – accuracy is key in baking! Add cold cubed butter to the flour mixture and cut it in until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs – this is where the magic happens. Stir in your chopped peaches and vanilla extract until just combined, then drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto your prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle each mound with old-fashioned oats for that extra crunch, then bake until golden brown at the edges. Let your Peachy Keen Crunchies cool completely before serving – patience is a virtue here!

There you have it, folks! An easy peach dessert recipe that’s a sweet tribute to Southern United States cuisine. These Peachy Keen Crunchies are perfect for a quick and easy Southern dessert or a delightful snack anytime you crave something sweet and fruity. So go ahead, roll up those sleeves, get baking with fresh peaches and enjoy these delicious homemade southern desserts!

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