2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ CHOCOLATIER™ 53% Cacao Dark Chocolate Morsels, divided
1 cup whole almonds, chopped, divided
PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs; beat until light and fluffy. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels and 1/2 cup almonds. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining 2/3 cup morsels and 1/2 cup almonds.
BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.