In the past, I have always made these as cookies. For something different (and as a time saver), I made these into bars. They result was firmer, while still being chewy. If memory serves, I think that I like them better as cookies. But, when you’re wanting to get something in the oven quickly, the bars are definitely the way to go.
This is a really simple, quick recipe that has proven to be one I can go to time and time again. They were quite well-received at work. So much so, actually, that someone commented that they were the best things she has ever eaten. I don’t know if I would go that far, but they are definitely delicious.
Of course, I used pecans for the nuts, but I think macadamias or hazelnuts would also work very well. The recipe can be found at Nestle’s website.