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Gluten- Free Peachy Keen Bars

This past month has been really busy with lots of my family coming to visit. It was so wonderful to have my family visit our new home and to show off our quaint little town.  I was searching Pinterest  and I saw this dessert. It looked really delicious and easy to make, so I thought I would try it out. The original recipe calls for a regular cake mix but I used a gluten-free cake mix. I always worry when I cook with gluten-free products, because it seems to be a real hit or miss kind of thing. I didn't need to worry because this dessert was absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it. It tastes like a sugar cookie topped with cheesecake with a little fruit crumble thrown in for good measure. The recipe calls for canned peaches but I am sure that most fresh fruits would probably work just as well, if not better.

Gluten-Free Peachy Keen Bars
(adapted from Just a Pinch Recipes)

1 pkg. dry cake mix - white, yellow or french vanilla ( I used a gluten-free white cake mix)
1/3 cup butter, room temp.
2 large eggs, divided
29 oz. can light peach slices, drained
8 oz. cream cheese, room temp.
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9"x 13" pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl combine cake mix, butter and one egg. Mix with fork just until crumbly. Set aside 1-1/2 cups crumbs for topping ( I had a little less than this).

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

4. Spread peach slices over partially baked crust.

5.In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, one egg and vanilla extract. Beat with mixer until creamy. Spread over top of peaches. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs.

6. Bake 30 minutes.

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

Tags: Dessert, Gluten-Free, Easy

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