Toast silvered almonds and set aside. Melt chocolate with butter in saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly. Beat eggs slightly in medium bowl, add corn syrup and sugar. Blend in chocolate mixture. Stir in dates and toasted almonds. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until filling is completely puffedacross top. Cool to room temperature, garnish with whipped topping and additional almonds if desired.