These bars, from Food & Wine magazine, are OUTSTANDING. They are loaded with fiber and the pecans add a little bit of protein. They do have a fair amount of fat (butter) and sugar, but aren’t as bad as some cookie/bar recipes. We LOVED it with the raspberry preserves, but it would also be great with grape, blackberry, blueberry or any other robustly-flavored preserve or jelly. I have a little bit of dulce de leche left over from another recipe and I’m tempted to make a batch with that…we’ll see!
The butter in these bars can go rancid/stale tasting pretty quickly, so I would refrigerate or freeze them if you’re not going to eat them all in 3 or 4 days. The recipe says 1 week, but I think that’s a bit of a stretch. I LOVE the little tang of saltiness that an entire teaspoon of kosher salt provides, but if you are very sensitive to salt, you might want to cut back a little.