Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch Pyrex® baking dish.
1 stick butter
1 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups flour
Place these in a bowl and mix well in an electric mixer. Take out 1/2 cup of this mixture to use for the topping. In the bowl with the remaining mixture in it, add the following and mix until all dry ingredients are moistened:
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
For the topping, add the following to the 1/2 cup of reserved mix:
5 oz. crushed Heath® bars (roughly 1/4 inch square pieces)
1/4 chopped pecans
Pour the batter into prepared baking dish and spread until even. Sprinkle the topping over the batter evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Slice into bars and serve
Makes about 32 bars.
This recipe was featured in Bon Apetit December, 1999.