"One variation we really love is to leave out the almonds in the filling and then sprinkle coarsely chopped smoked almonds over the chocolate topping. It adds that salty and sweet dimension."
Cut bars into mini bite-sized treats and serve in mini paper or metallic liners.
To cut bars easily, line bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with foil, leaving foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan. Use foil to lift bars from pan, and pull foil from sides of bars before cutting.