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Hersey Bar Cake

By Susan M. Thigpen © 1985

Issue: April, 1985

(If you think this recipe isn't old, it calls for 5 cent candy bars!)

8 plain milk chocolate - 5 cent bars
2 sticks butter
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups chopped nuts
2½ cups sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup canned chocolate syrup

Soften candy in double boiler, let cool. Cream butter, add sugar and eggs. Mix in the melted candy. Add soda to buttermilk. Combine nuts, flour and salt, add alternately with buttermilk. Stir in vanilla and chocolate syrup. Line bottom of pan with greased and floured brown paper. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and 15 minutes.