When we go up north to visit our friends, I try to take something for breakfast. The men usually go out by themselves at noon or maybe we all four go out. But we eat at home for breakfast. Pat Rhoads gave me this recipe in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Our kids were very young. If you like Heath candy bars, you’ll like this coffee cake. I do know that I don’t go up to the Knapps’ or Condits’ without this coffee cake. It’s really easy to make. Hope you enjoy this as much as our friends do. Thanks, Pat.
Heath Bar Coffee Cake
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1⁄2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick margarine
Dash of salt
3 Heath bars
• Mix well.
• Keep out 1⁄2 cup and mix 1⁄2 cup plus 3 crushed Heath bars, plus 1⁄2 cup nuts.
• Take the rest of the mixture and add:
1 cup sour milk of buttermilk
• Mix well.
• Spray a 9- by 13-inch pan.
• Pour 1⁄2 the batter into the pan.
• Sprinkle with 1⁄2 the Heath bar mixture.
• Pour rest of batter over mixture.
• Sprinkle the rest of the Heath bar mixture over the top.
• Bake 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
Jackie Lindley is a great-grandmother and retired Clark County, Ill., farmer. Send comments and recipes to her at 20472 E. 500th Road, West Union, IL 62477.