Hello Hungry Internet Connoisseur, if you are reading this Instructable in search of an easy to make, tasty and beloved by all snack then you have come to the right place! Andes Mountain Mint Bars are easy to make, and are popular through all ages! It is even made with mostly common household ingredients (minus the food coloring) and is worth the very minimal time and energy it takes to make. I decided to make this a photo heavy Instructable as my friend Will did an amazing job with photography and should be appreciated as such.


Step 1: Ingredients

Mint Layer
1. 1 sticks butter
2. 1 cup powdered sugar
3. 1 table spoon milk
4. A dash of mint extract (to flavor)
5. A few drops of green food coloring (or any other color if you want to get festive)

Chocolate Layer (x 2)
1. 1 stick of butter
2. Cup of chocolate chips
holy <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Deen" rel="nofollow">Paula Dean</a>! 3 sticks of butter per serving! Just cut my foot off now.
I'd bet you could use a non-butter substitute (country crock, smart balance, i can't believe, etc.), or use vegetable oil. I've seen other recipes like this that add nothing to the chocolate.
and yes if i made it i will eat it all at once.
<p>The bars seem very thick. Is there any way you could make them thiner?</p>
<p>Had to adjust recipe a little but other than that great post!</p>
Uhmmmmm. Sounds yummy. Will definitely try with the chocolate chip brownie as my bottom layer.
I really love Andes Mints! I will make them with powdered xylitol, sugar-free chocolate chips and cream. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
this is awesome! i love the taste of mint with chocolate! oh yeah! gonna be a great monday! thanks for sharing this one.
I made a batch and did not let each layer cool enough before adding the next layer and ended up with a minty chocolate bar with no discernible layers. Tasted good though.
http://www.traditionaloven.com/conversions_of_measures/butter_converter.html typically a stick of butter is a 1/2 cup here in the US...conversion link above for metric folks.
OMG I love the look of this, but how many grams/kilo-grams is a stick of butter? I tried looking for those butter things at my supermarket but we don't have them in NZ :( I'm going to have to wait to try this.
a stick of butter is 4 ounces on a weight scale you can convert on line, it is also a 1/2 cup (I believe) or 8 tablespoons/24 teaspoons.
you are an evil child......tastful, yet evil..... or so my cardiologist might say,(after scarfing 2-3) <br> <br>chuckle <br> <br>nice
I think my desire to make this as soon as possible only slightly tops my huge amusement at the way you wrote this recipe...looking forward to allowing my tastebuds to 'dance majestically on the mint chocolate waves' before too long :') xx
up here in Canada, those would be called Mint Nanaimo Bars. <br> <br>Nanaimo Bars are my absolute, all-time go-to feel-good treat thanks to a very lovely teacher i had in school.
YUM! I definitely have to try this. Nice I'ble! (and great pics Will!)
My grandmother passed down her recipe for what we simply called Chocolate Mint Brownies which are very similar to these. She used Creme De Menthe Liqueur mixed with softened butter and confectioners sugar for the mint layer. The Creme De Menthe is already green so there's no need for food coloring. She made a brownie layer for the bottom layer. They are decadent.
Oooooooooooh. Aaaaaaah. Wow! That looks great! One addition you could make if you are a baker is to make an extra bottom and top layer of faux dough (if you like to bake), or mix in a bit of vanilla extract to give some nice aftertaste flavor. (I'd put just a little vanilla, because after all, they are Andes Mountain <strong>Mint&nbsp;</strong>Bars.)<br> <br> :) Awesome recipe!
Looks very tasty!
Yummy! :D
I am so gonna make that!!!
This sounds great! It looks so good. Cant wait to try it.

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