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Candy Bar Coffee Cake

 Candy Bar Coffee Cake
A sweet, nutty topping is the crowning touch to this dessert-like coffee cake from Mrs. Eugene Plager of Grundy Center, Iowa. "It tastes especially good when warm," she adds.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Heath candy bars (1.4 ounces each), crushed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour and sugars; cut in butter until
  • mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping. To
  • the remaining crumb mixture, add baking soda and salt. Beat egg,
  • buttermilk and vanilla; add to the crumb mixture and mix well. Pour
  • into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. Combine candy bars, pecans
  • and reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over the top. Bake at 350°
  • for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 414 calories, 20 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 505 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.