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CARAMEL CHOCOLATE BUGLES {Thanksgiving Treat}

My Dark Chocolate Caramel Bugles are perfect for your holiday treat list! Caramel, chocolate, and salty bugles are not only a delicious snack but they also look like mini cornucopias which are perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

close up of chocolate bugles in a wood bowl

If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

CARAMEL BUGLES

I haven’t stepped foot in a craft store in almost a year. I had to quit cold turkey because I was spending too much time and money in them and I didn’t have room to keep storing all the crafty things I was going to get around to doing.

Plus, we recently moved and the purge that happened beforehand helped me to realize I had a problem. One that has resurfaced since I walked into the Michaels two weeks ago.

These Dulce de Leche Bugles are my attempt at proving that the craft store visit was for an ACTUAL RECIPE and not one I was dreaming of making in the future.

While I was at the craft store I bought these pretty pumpkin sprinkles which are the whole reason I went in the first place. Oh, and I found these gold leaf tags too. 

No reason to have them or anything I am actually going to use them on but way too cute to pass up. That’s why you see them under the Chocolate Caramel Stuffed Bugles.

Justification of purchase! All bloggers need props:)

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close up of dulce de leche bugles with pumpkin sprinkles

CHOCOLATE CARAMEL BUGLE INGREDIENTS

  • Bugles Corn Chips
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Assorted Sprinkles/Candies

Bugles – There are multiple flavors but stick with the plain ones. They work best.

Dulce de Leche – I prefer the canned dulce de leche you find by the sweetened condensed milk in the store. You can make your own caramel but it needs to be thick. Don’t use caramel sauce as it’s too runny.

Dark Chocolate – I get a container of Baker’s brand dark chocolate dipping chocolate. It’s easy to melt, comes in a cup. Perfect for easy clean up.

WHAT ARE BUGLES?

Have you ever had Bugles? Bugles are a funky corn chip of sorts that is slightly salty but pretty basic.

I haven’t had them in a really long time but when I was younger I used to put them on my fingertips like olives and then eat them.

picture of dulce de leche bugles with a bite missing to show caramel inside

HOW TO MAKE CARAMEL STUFFED BUGLES

ONE: Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Lay the Bugles out in a single layer with plenty of space around them.

TWO: Fill the Bugles with the dulce de leche using piping bags, Ziploc bags, or a tiny spoon, and place on the baking sheet.

THREE: While you are filling your Bugles, melt your dark chocolate. Once your Bugles are stuffed and the chocolate is melted, dip your Bugles into the chocolate to seal in the dulce de leche.

FOUR: Let cool for a few minutes and then add your sprinkles or pumpkin candies. If you want you can put the baking sheet with all the dipped Bugles in the fridge to speed up the setting time.

When all the chocolate is set, store in an airtight bag or container for a few days.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

closeup of bugles with chocolate on a white plate

TAPAS TIPS & TRICKS

  • You want the Bugles that are wide open on the end so you can stuff more dulce de leche in them. You might only find about half the Bugles in the bag are open. Save the other ones for eating plain or chop them up into breadcrumbs.
  • I placed my dulce de leche in a frosting piping bag, twisted the end up, and then put the bag in a glass of hot water. A crockpot works great for this and keeps it from burning. If you microwave it use half power so you don’t burn it.
  • I melted my chocolate in a plastic food storage container in a crockpot with a little water set on low.
  • The pumpkin sprinkles are fun but feel free to use any fall-related candies or just fall-colored sprinkles.
  • After a few days, the dulce de leche tends to make the Bugles a little soggy so you might want to make them closer to the time you are planning on serving them.
  • You can make your own Dulce de Leche by boiling an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk for 4 hours or cooking the unopened can in a crockpot of water overnight. I show you how in my Caramel Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches post.

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close up of dulce de leche bugles with pumpkin sprinkles

WHAT ARE BUGLES MADE FROM?

They are made from cornmeal and not wheat but might still contain some wheat.

ARE BUGLES GLUTEN FREE?

Wheat is listed as an allergen on the product label so I would say no they are not.

DID YOU KNOW BUGLES WERE THE FIRST CONE-SHAPED SNACK?

I didn’t but I do now. And I love to put them on my fingers.

CAN I BUY THE DULCE DE LECHE ALREADY MADE?

Yes, I love doing this! Also, using the crockpot trick to make your own is great too!

The creamy caramel dulce de leche, paired with crunchy and salty Bugles, and dipped in bittersweet chocolate are totally addicting! These caramel stuffed Bugles are perfect for snacking on alone or added to a Bugles Snack Mix.

If you love this recipe as much as I do, please write a five-star review in the comment section below (or on Pinterest with the “tried it” button – you can now add pictures into reviews, too!), and be sure to help me share on facebook!

Pinterest image of chocolate caramel bugles

What a fun craft/treat to make with the kids! If you are busy cooking the entire Thanksgiving meal, you can keep them busy and out of your hair.

MORE EASY APPETIZERS

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Chocolate Dipped Dulce de Leche Bugles - Mini Cornucopias

Yield: 20 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

My Dark Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bugles are perfect for your holiday treat list!  Caramel, chocolate, and salty Bugles look like mini cornucopias!

Ingredients

Instructions

Stuff the Bugles

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Lay your Bugles out in a single layer with plenty of space around them.*
  3. Fill the Bugles with the dulce de leche using piping bags, Ziploc bags, or a tiny spoon, and place on the baking sheet.

Dip your stuffed Bugles in chocolate to seal

  1. While you are filling your Bugles, melt your dark chocolate.*
  2. Once your Bugles are stuffed and the chocolate is melted, dip your Bugles into the chocolate to seal in the dulce de leche.
  3. Let cool for a few minutes and then add your sprinkles or pumpkin candies.*
  4. If you want you can put the baking sheet with all the dipped Bugles in the fridge to speed up the setting time.
  5. When all the chocolate is set, store in an airtight bag or container for a few days.*

Notes

*You want the Bugles that are wide open on the end so you can stuff more dulce de leche in them.  You might only find about half the Bugles in the bag are open.  Save the other ones for eating plain or chop them up into breadcrumbs.

*I placed my dulce de leche in a frosting piping bag, twisted the end up, and then put the bag in a glass of hot water.  A crockpot works great for this and keeps it from burning.  If you microwave it use half power so you don't burn it.

*I melted my chocolate in a plastic food storage container in a crockpot with a little water set on low.

*The pumpkin sprinkles are fun but feel free to use any fall-related candies or just fall-colored sprinkles.

*After a few days, the dulce de leche tends to make the Bugles a little soggy after a few days so you might want to make them closer to the time you are planning on serving them.

*If you like this recipe, please leave me a comment and rate it with some stars.  Thank you!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Karren Haller

Friday 17th of November 2017

Thank you for sharing your recipe on #OMHGWW 2 weeks ago, not sure you were aware, I have it featured this week.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Saturday 18th of November 2017

Thank you so much!!

Miz Helen

Monday 13th of November 2017

Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

Trupti Kharche

Monday 13th of November 2017

These look super cute. Thanks for sharing with FF.

DIY Home Sweet Home

Friday 10th of November 2017

These look so fun and yummy.

Mrs. K @ Mrs Kringle's Kitchen

Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Ahh these are SO cute! Love it! I totally forgot about Bugles, thanks for reminding me. Found you through Tumbleweed Contessa

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