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Candy Bar Coffee Cake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.


8-10 servings

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.


  • 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 vanilla extract
  • 3 Heath candy bars (1.4 ounces each), crushed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. 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 11x7-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 in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 414 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 505mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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