Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the margarine, almond butter, vanilla, and salt. Add the sugar and stir until well blended. Add the flour and stir until well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips and half of the almonds. Press the dough into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining almonds over the top and press them into the dough. Bake until browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container.