No-Bake Peaches & Cream Bars

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No bake recipes are always the best - its fast, easy, and without the use of an oven. Today we have a no bake peaches cream bars recipe. Its peachy filling and soft cream on top makes the dessert irresistible, and combined with the fact that you don't even need an oven, this is the perfect dessert for any occasion.Let's look at the recipe. There are three layers to it: the cracker based crust, the middle fruit/jello filling with real peaches, and the cream topping with cream cheese and whipped cream. This dessert can be eaten right away, but letting it over night in the refrigerator is just as good, if not better.

For this particular dessert, jello is used. Jessica's recipe includes how to make your own jello, but for even more convenience buy pre-made peach jello from stores. Did you ever wonder how jello can wiggle and bounce without breaking? The magic lies with the gelatin ingredient. Gelatin is processed collagen, a fibrous protein that allows the connective tissues of your body to stretch and bend without breaking. Collagen itself is not used for cooking, because it not dissolvable in water. To make gelatin from collagen, use strong solutions to partially, not fully, break down collagen to such an extent as to be dissolvable by water. Gelatin is bought in powdered form. Once it is dissolved in boiling water, its structure loosens, and it is refrigerated, the loosened gelatin structure soaks up the water like a sponge, trapping them inside pockets. And it is the water trapped inside that gives the jello their characteristic wiggle. To make this a healthier recipe, consider using real whipped cream instead of cool whip.

Nutrition Facts for: No Bake Peaches & Cream Bars From Butter with a Side of Bread

Ingredients: Graham cracker crumbs, butter, water, cornstarch, sugar, jello, fresh peaches, cream cheese, cool whip, powdered sugar.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 277, Calories from Fat 140, Total Fat 15.6g 24%, Saturated Fat 9.9g 50%, Cholesterol 31mg 10%, Sodium 224mg 9%, Potassium 102mg 3%, Carbohydrates 32.9g 11%, Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%, Sugars 22.8g, Protein 3.0g, Vitamin A 11%, Vitamin C 5%, Calcium 2%, Iron 5%

Thank you for this No Bake Peaches & Cream Bars recipe to Jessica from 'Butter with a Side of Bread'. Jessica works with her partner Nellie to share with us their favorite recipes from main dishes to desserts. Both are mothers to large families, so their recipes are guaranteed tasty.

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