Gift-Worthy Recipes: Andes Mint Bark

Andes Mint bark recipe from Cheap Recipe Blog

Do you love giving homemade edible gifts for Christmas and other celebrations?

Then 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. And it’s cheap. One bag of Andes Creme de Menthe Chips 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.

Save money this year: Check out more gift-worthy recipes

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 $5.00. Easy as pie.


Andes Mint Bark

Andes Mint Bark

Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 10 ounce bag 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”

  1. 1

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

    Liked cheap recipe blog on facebook!


  2. 2

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

    I like your facebook page!

  3. 3

    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–

  4. 4

    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!

Leave a Comment