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No Bake Peach Delight

This No Bake Peach Delight brings the flavors of cheesecake and fresh summer peaches together into one easy no bake summer dessert!

This Peach Delight is the perfect no bake dessert for summer!

One of the things I love about old Mennonite church cookbooks is the vagueness of the recipe titles. There’s Sweetheart Pudding, Friendship Bread, Strawberry Yum Yum, and Farmer’s Pride Loaf. You might not know exactly what you’re getting with these old favorites, but you can be sure it will be delicious. The Mennonites know their way around a kitchen.

One of my favorite vaguely titled Mennonite recipes is this Peach Delight. It’s one in a collection of “delights,” including the more familiar Cherry Delight and the mysterious Italian Delight, which admittedly sounds like the recipe for a shady lunch your high school cafeteria served.

No Bake Peach Delight Recipe | NeighborFood

So what is it exactly that makes this dessert so delightful?

I’m so glad you asked. Peach Delight is made of three no-bake layers. The first is a simple graham cracker crust. The next, a cool, creamy cheesecake mousse, and the last a layer of fresh, juicy peaches covered in peach Jello. The resulting bars are so colorful, with a brilliant fiery pink and orange topping that’ll remind you of a summer sunset. And the taste? Well, there’s a reason it’s called Peach Delight. The combination of peaches and cheesecake could bring a smile to the grumpiest face.

No Bake Peach Delight- an easy dessert recipe for summer!

Like most Mennonite desserts, this one makes a large pan that’s perfect for sharing. I brought it to a church gathering, and it disappeared in no time. So go ahead and embrace the unknown and give this Peach Delight a chance. I promise it’ll be delicious.

Peach Delight

Cook Time 5 minsPrep Time
Preparation 35 minsCook Time
Total Time 40 mins Total Time
Serves 16     adjust servings

Ingredients

    For the topping

    • 1 cup sugar
    • 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
    • Pinch salt
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1 3 ounce package peach jello

    For the crust

    • 2 cups crushed graham crackers (about 12-13 whole grahams)
    • 8 Tablespoons butter, melted
    • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar

    For the filling

    • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 8 ounce tub whipped topping, thawed
    • 5-6 peaches, sliced

    Instructions

    1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add the water then bring the mixture to a gentle boil, whisking often, until it forms a thick gel-like consistency. Stir in the jello and continue to cook until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
    2. Combine the graham crackers, butter, and brown sugar in a bowl then press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan.
    3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in the whipped topping. Spread the mixture over the graham cracker crust. Top with sliced peaches.
    4. Once the jello mixture has cooled to room temperature or is just barely warm, pour it over the peaches. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve cold.

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    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 297kcal Calories from fat 135
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 15g23%
    Saturated Fat 9g45%
    Transfat 0g
    Cholesterol 42mg14%
    Sodium 146mg6%
    Carbohydrate 40g13%
    Dietary Fiber 1g4%
    Sugars 30g
    Protein 3g

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Calories2000
    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g

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    This No Bake Peach Delight comprised of a graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake mousse, and peach jello is the perfect summer dessert!

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    • Joanne (eats well with others) July 21, 2015, 7:50 AM

      Anything no bake sounds awesome right now…and the fact that this has three GLORIOUS LAYERS of no bake?! That’s just perfect.

    • Joshua Hampton July 21, 2015, 10:52 AM

      Peach delight. So aptly named. I love the vivid pink and orange colors on it. I love it even more that it’s no-bake and served cold.

    • littleredkitchen July 21, 2015, 11:42 PM

      I was sold once you said cheesecake mousse. Everything else sounds just as delightful, this is definitely aptly named!

    • Betty Perry May 9, 2017, 3:15 PM

      This is my favorite dessert. It can also be made with strawberry jello and strawberries. I’m sure other fruits would work too.

    • Betty Perry May 9, 2017, 3:17 PM

      This is my favorite dessert. It is also great with strawberry jello and strawberries. I’m sure any fruit would be great.

      • Courtney May 11, 2017, 3:16 PM

        I’m so glad you enjoy it so much! Thanks for coming here to let me know!

    • Rita June 5, 2017, 5:43 PM

      Thanks for sharing this recipe Courtney! I misplaced this “delightful” recipe and was frantically looking online! Anyway here in Arkansas it’s also known as peach fluff! 😊

      • Courtney June 6, 2017, 2:11 PM

        Interesting! That’s good to know. I’m glad you found what you were looking for!

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