Peppermint Bugles Recipe

This Peppermint Bugles recipe is like puppy chow with Bugles instead of Chex. Holiday desserts like this are easy to make and can be put into jars for gifts.

Peppermint Bugles Puppy ChowDid you have a good a weekend? Ours was busy but very nice. Vanessa and Zack came shopping with me on Saturday. There were a bunch of stores I had to stop at. While we were at one of the stores, the kids were trying out a machine that tells you what kind of shoe inserts you need. They had to take their shoes off to do the test. I looked down at the floor and saw that Zack was wearing a pair of my gray canvas hightops! I couldn’t believe it.

Me: Zack, those are my shoes! Why are you wearing them?

Zack: (laughs) Because I like them…can I have them?

Me: No! (laughs) You can’t have them! I wear those shoes.

Zack: They are actually Christine’s shoes and they are boy’s shoes anyway.

Me: No, Christine gave them to me because they didn’t fit her anymore and I don’t care that they are boy’s shoes! I like them.

So, my baby is big enough to wear my shoes! Where did the time go?

We spent the evening at our friend’s house and I brought along these Peppermint Bugles to share. There were super easy to mix up between shopping and leaving again for the evening.

Vanilla Coated Bugles

Melt a package of vanilla CandiQuik and mix in some peppermint extract. Pour it over a bag of original Bugles and stir to coat.

Peppermint Bits

Add peppermint crunch baking chips and mix them in.

Powdered Sugar

Coat the mixture with powdered sugar like you do when making puppy chow.

Peppermint Puppy Chow

Pour onto a piece of waxed paper to allow the vanilla candy coating to set up. Break up any large chunks.

Peppermint Vanilla Bugles

So easy to make and everyone loved it. This was my first time coating Bugles and I can’t wait to make some more flavors!

Peppermint Bugles

Peppermint Bugles


  • 7.5 oz bag Bugles
  • 1 package vanilla CandiQuik
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup peppermint crunch baking chips
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Dump the Bugles into a large bowl.
  2. Melt the vanilla candy coating according to the instructions on the package.
  3. Stir in peppermint extract.
  4. Pour over the Bugles and stir to coat.
  5. Stir in peppermint brunch baking chips.
  6. Coat with powdered sugar.

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  1. Those look so darn yummy

  2. Mmmmm! I just bought a couple of bags of bugles from the store. I may just have to try this.

  3. I love this new take on puppy chow. This will be a great snack for the holidays!

  4. So pretty! I love stuff like this! I have been looking for something pretty for my goodie swap group and this is perfect, thanks Tonia! PS you should be flattered your kids want to wear your stuff!

    • Yeah that is nice! It was my youngest’s first time every borrowing something of mine and I just couldn’t believe it! Thanks Jenna!

  5. Tonia I love this! A great change from Chex Mix! This could certainly be dangerous for me, I could eat buckets full of this!

  6. I just made Candy Cane Muddy Buddies that are so similar to this…..LOVE the substitution of Bugles! One of my childhood favorites! :)

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