Gift-Worthy Recipes: Andes Mint Bark

Andes Mint bark recipe from Cheap Recipe Blog

December is in full swing, and I’m happy to present another tasty gift-worthy recipe. This time, it’s a quick and easy mint bark, made from a bag of Andes Creme de Menthe chips. One bag costs right around $3.50. With additional ingredients, the total cost of the recipe is about $4.00. Not bad for a gift, huh?

Giving food as a gift is a budget shopper’s dream. Personally, I think homemade gifts mean more than something bought at the store. The key to making a homemade gift unforgettable is putting some thought into the packaging and labeling. I stock up on gift boxes, bags, and labels throughout the year when I find them on sale. I keep all of these items in a “gift drawer” so they’re ready to go when I need them.

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Andes Mint Bark recipe

When I tell you this recipe really couldn’t be easier – I really mean it. For someone who has a tendency to mess up dessert recipes like myself (I blame it on my oven) I couldn’t be happier with this recipe. Absolutely foolproof.

Package this tasty mint bark in a pretty box and you’ve got yourself a perfectly acceptable Christmas gift for less than $5. Easy as pie.

Andes Mint Bark Recipe

Cook Time:3 min

Total Time:60 min


  • 1 10-ounce bag of Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped almonds
  • Colored sprinkles, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 250F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour baking chips on top of parchment paper and spread in an even layer. Heat in oven for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until chips are melted. Remove from oven. Run a butter knife through the melted chips a few times to make a marbled design. Top with almonds and sprinkles.
  2. Place in fridge until mint bark hardens - about an hour. Remove from fridge and break into pieces.

4 Responses to “Gift-Worthy Recipes: Andes Mint Bark”

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    Rachael H. — December 7, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    Liked cheap recipe blog on facebook!


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    Lyndi F — December 7, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    I like your facebook page!

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    Kelly T — December 14, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    This looks so good, and easy too–what a plus! I’m definitely going to be trying it–

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    Debra Peterson — December 20, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    I just pinned your recipe blog and followed all of your boards. My daughter’s on
    pinterest too and I know she’ll be checking your blog out as well! Happy Holidays!

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