In a bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until crumbly.
Add the egg and almond extract. Mix well. Set aside 1 cup (250 mL) of the mixture for the top. Press remaining dough in a greased 8" (20 cm) square cake pan. Spread the jam on top and sprinkle reserved crumbles over jam.
Bake at 350ºF (180ºC) for 35-40 minutes or until light golden. Quickly sprinkle chocolate chips on top of warm squares. Cool completely, cut into squares and serve.
Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.