Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bugles

I have had a week…a  week that I am going to be happy to see gone.

With this yucky week I learned a few life lessons:

#1 If it looks crazy and talks crazy..well, it’s probably crazy.

#2  The Rolo McFlurry is the perfect ice cream dessert.

#3 Never underestimate power in numbers.

And finally…the most important lesson I learned…
It’s a biggie so listen up…

Never EVER pose in a picture with you chin resting on your fist.

Pause and let that sink in.

Chins and fists should never meet unless you are Rocky Balboa trying to down Ivan Drago.


I see people posing like this on a fairly regular basis and I can’t help but wonder why they are doing it…

Like maybe their head is so heavy that they have to hold it up with their fist?

Or thy are so bored with someone trying to take their picture (ho-hum) that they need to rest their busy chin.?

Or maybe they just ate a bunch of beef jerky and their chin is tired from all the chewing?

Either way I don’t trust it…NOT AT ALL.


I was told by a friend recently that sometimes people are asked to “chin rest” to disguise a double chin.

Let’s be frank…your fist is hiding nothing.

It doesn’t really make you look smarter, or thinner or more thoughtful…

What it does is give you a one way ticket to Tool-ville.


My kids do a good fist/chin impression.  It has become a running  joke in our house.

Don’t they look smart?

While we are on the subject…there are a few poses that rank up there with the fist/chin…most frequently seen as facebook profile pics.

How about the ghetto face, usually accompanied by a gang symbol or a peace sign?

Or the sideways face, ala Paris Hilton?

What about the creepy gaze?

Or the open mouthed smile?

The list really goes on and on…and I KNOW you all are going to comment and remind me of some other horrendous poses.  I know this because you are all cool and would never, EVER pose for an open mouthed, sideways ghetto faced, creepy gazed, fist/chin picture.


So now that I have gotten that off my chin (hehe) let’s move on to treats.

Easy ones.

Made with Bugles.

Sound good?

Start with your bag of Bugles.

Mix some peanut butter and powdered sugar together…

Give it a splash of milk and mix it up…

Fill a  piping bag or a ziplock with the edge snipped off with the sweetened peanut butter.

And then squirt it in to your Bugles.

Repeat over and over…

Then melt some chocolate.

I used Dove Milk Chocolate because it is delicious.

And I dipped ’em.

And then I froze them.

And then I ate them up, one at a time πŸ™‚


Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bugles

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


  • 1 (7.5 oz) bag of Bugles
  • 2 (9.5 oz) bags of Dove Milk Chocolates..use whatever chocolate you most prefer
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2+ Tbsp of milk


  1. In a large bowl combine your peanut butter and powdered sugar. Add milk 1 Tbsp at a time until it’s smooth. (I used 2 Tbsp)
  2. Beat until smooth.
  3. Using a piping bag or a ziplock with the edge snipped off pipe the peanut butter into the Bugle.
  4. Melt your chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute on 50% power, stir and repeat for 15 seconds until melted.
  5. Dip the peanut butter end of the Bugle into the melted chocolate and set on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  6. When all are dipped put in freezer until set and ready to eat.


I used Milk Chocolate for these, but that doesn’t set up hard, so if you prefer you can use candy melting disks or semi sweet chocolate. Also I like to eat these frozen, but you certainly don’t have to. These are best if eaten the same day you make them.


104 Responses

  1. those sound fabulous. i guess i’ll have to put my signature pose to rest after reading this post. i just walked around all day and night with my chin resting on my fist cause i thought it made me look like a genius and like 20 lbs thinner all at the same time.

  2. Mona

    This recipe makes me happy and ticked at the same time.
    Bugles, peanut butter and chocolate = happy : )
    Bugles not available in Canada = ticked : (
    Someday though I will get some and try this!!!

    Love the pic of the boys!!

    1. Chris

      Hey just to let you know…all Canadians…listen up Bugles are back in Canada… Check out Walmart this week, November 25, 2011… $2.50 a bag….Hurry to get yours now!!!

    2. Michelle

      I was just going to let you know we have them here in BC at the grocery store and Walmart! I hope you found some πŸ™‚

  3. Well, I just have to say…next time your chin is feeling debbie…uh, I mean HEAVY…just lay down and take a nap? Because you’re right…chin + fist = weird person.

    Weird person who will probably suck at web hosting, customer service, and just being a nice human being.

    So glad you made it out alive, friend!! xoxo

  4. First of all, I must add the duck face. Please let’s get rid of the duck face once and for all. It makes me crazy (ier).

    Second, I clicked over from a link on FB posted by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and thought, “Hmm. Chocolate dipped bugles, that’s interesting. But the peanut butter filling? I think I love you.


  5. Vicki

    How cute and yummy would these be totally dipped in chocolate and possibly placed on top a flat cookie and made to look like witches hats for Halloween?? My daught will love these!

  6. Don’t forget the “duck face.” I am so over that face. It doesn’t make you look cute, it makes you look like you got collagen injections done wrong!

    These look delicious though, and I love Bugles!

  7. Leslie

    You should join the movement – I see this face more than I’d like, especially with the college ones, and let’s be honest, it does NOT make you more attractive, it makes you look like an animal with webbed feet.

    Salty and sweet? Epic win.

  8. TAmara

    Somehow you always seem to cheer me!! I didnt even know bugles still existed and now im going search til I find them, even if it kills me bause I NEED these!! You are my hero πŸ™‚

      1. Dee

        I am in Western Canada and just picked up several bags of bugles at one of our local grocery stores, so check around! They are once again being sold in Canada!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. You are TOO funny!!! πŸ™‚ And now I am really, really paranoid about my profile pic. My husband talked me into using it…and really, should husbands be allowed to pick? I’m changing it back to a cookie.

    Bugles are so hard to find here for some reason, but NOW I will be on a mission. These look too good.

  10. Donna

    LOL, I just found a bag of Bugles in the $1 section at Target, and my husband ate them ALL πŸ™
    OHHH don’t forget about the puckered lip face OMG I can NOT stand that one, I have had to stop myself from ruining friendships over those pics!

  11. Alexa

    You’re hilarious! And, I think if I made these, I’d inhale them in no time flat. They look like the perfect mix of salty, crunchy, fatty, creamy, chocolatey and sweet!

  12. I just found your site recently…love it! Humor + delicious treats = perfection! Also, your rant about the chin on fist pose made me think of Uncle Rico’s photo shoot on “Napoleon Dynamite”. You have seen that, right? Hysterical!

  13. Denise

    Your boys are just too cute, just adorable!!! Love the Bugle idea, but I’ll have to try it with white chocolate. I’ve seen several comment on not having Bugles in their area, try your local Wal-Mart, because a lot of times, they carry more of the hard to find items. πŸ˜‰

  14. As always you are hilarious and your treats look delish! LOVE the rolo mcflurry! Why are those mcflurry spoons so weird? Hmmm I will put my chin on my fist to think about this, but I definitely won’t photograph myself. πŸ™‚

  15. The I’m-trying-to-look-like-I-just-had-sex or want-to-be-having-sex look…that so doesn’t work either. Or any pictures of anyone in bikinis. bad. Idea.

    Bugles = good idea. Especially with chocolate and peanut butter.

  16. Jenny

    I can’t smile with my mouth open? I mean, like with my teeth showing?

    Wait, you STUFFED Bugles? That has to be the smartest idea anyone has ever had.

  17. The photo of the kids is adorable. What patience you have to stuff all these little bugles and then to dip them all. I’m sure they disappeared in much less time it took to create them and certainly much less time than it took get you back up and running. Happy that your nightmare is over and that now you can throw that chin of yours back in a hearty and relief filled laugh. Welcome back πŸ™‚

  18. Bettie

    I had to wipe my mouth (drool) after looking at these fantastic treats. Labor Day weekend will certainly be better with these…if I can wait a week. Thanks for such a great idea.

  19. So I am in charge of giving the teachers a monthly treat to tell them thanks all year long on how they are doing with my kids….and I am going to have to make these for them…they will be simple to the point & with a quick bag & tag they will look amazing! Thank you soo soo much for all the yummy stuff you make!

  20. first, am SO HAPPY YOU’RE BAACCKKKKKK!!!! second, i have taken more hand/chin pics than i care to admit and third i am a bugle-holic to the point that i only allow myself to buy them on vacation and just so we’re clear . . . said bugles would never make it getting filled as i’d probably just squeeze that peanut butter stuff straight from the bag into my mouth . . . there’s no tellin’ what i’d do about the whole chocolate issue . . . sigh . . . i need rehab . . . where’s Dr. Drew?

  21. Oh wow…a yummy and funny blog post!!! I love that combination of yum and fun. That treat looks absolutely delish and easy that I hope to try this this upcoming weekend! I don’t know if you addressed this, but I am sooo dumb when it comes to cooking sometimes. How and at what temp do you melt the Dove chocolate. I have always been afraid to melt regular milk chocolate candy…I am afraid I will burn it. I always use that waxy yet still delish almond bark chocolate and slowly melt it down in the microwave a minute at a time. If you could please let me know about the melting Dove, I would be so grateful. Dove is my fave, as well. Thanks!!!!

    Also, I had to comment on annoying poses..The FB pose that annoys me the most is the one where people are taking a photo of themselves while posing in the mirror…or those shirtless guys flexing in front of the mirror…as though taking a picture of themselves looking at themselves in the mirror is supposed to impress us!

    1. shelly

      Hi Angie..I included in the recipe how I melted the chocolates….I just put them in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power for 1 minute. I stirred them and then repeated the process in 15 second increments until they were melted. Hope this helps!

  22. I feel so sad inside for all of that have been dealing with THAT ISSUE. I’m so glad you’re back. And I’m so excited to make this. Especially since, randomly, in Korea they sell Bugles!! But, they don’t really call them that. They call them something else that I can’t really say. But that’s not important. The important thing is that you are here sharing these delicious recipes that I am going to wish I had never seen when I gain a jillion pounds at 2 in the morning.

  23. The first part of this post totally made me laugh. I hadnt really ever put that much thought into chin/fist poses but as I read through your thoughts I was like .. Yeah I totally agree with that!! Your little boys are too stinkin cute and those Bugles look sooo tasty!

  24. Before you came along, I never gave Bugles much thought. Now, I actually have some in my pantry just waiting to turn into something yummy! Love the photo of your boys:)

  25. Elizabeth L in Apex, NC

    OMG your kids are darling! I have boys, too, and I just love it when they try to look cool, or suspicious, or devilish… they just crack me up.
    As for the treats, Y-U-M! Can’t wait to try these, and I’m definitely with Vicki @ 4:56: Seeing these makes me want to make witch-hat treats!

  26. Me and Ashley have more than just our names in common. I too was going to say I hate that duck face crap that everyone is doing. I also hate the generic sunglasses/smoochie lips/throwing the peace sign while sitting in the driver’s seat taken with a cell phone photo that fills the albums of facebook. One thing I do not hate, is this yummy idea…I may bless my husband’s carepackage with this yummy snack next πŸ™‚

  27. I haven’t had Bugles in probably 15 years. I always loved putting them on my fingers πŸ™‚

    Thatpicture of the freshly dipped Bugles in chocolate looks amazing. Come to me melted chocolate!

  28. Bake@350 had posted that you were out of power due to Irene….I’m a hurricane Katrina victim myself and I just want you to know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. (((HUGS)))

  29. Hahahahaha! I’m not a fan of that pose either. It’s very fakey.

    Love these cutie little treats though! They look like tiny ice cream cones. I haven’t had Bugles in years and year…what better reason to have some than this?1 πŸ™‚

  30. Connie Paulick

    I made these little beauties last year at Christmas and gave them out to friends. There was LOTS of love that holiday season!

  31. Dear Cookies,

    (Or should I call you Mrs. Cups?)

    This is a stroke of snacking genius. You and I are sharing a wavelength, actually. I’ve been trying to figure out how to get Bugles into a brownie recipe. I will keep trying, knowing that you have definitely succeeded in transforming that little conical crunch into something much greater than the sum of its parts.

    Denise Leo
    Global Brownie Ambassador at

    1. OMG!! Get a tiny melon baller, bake your brownies then use the baller to scoop out little Bugles-sized balls. Then, secure the brownie ball onto the Bugle with some melted chocolate. Tadaaa… brownie-Bugle ice cream cones!

      You should send me a batch, they sound delicious!! =P

  32. PS – The Facebook Profile Photo Pose that I hate the most is the I-Think-I’m-Sexy pose, which has been perpetuated by frighteningly mature 13-year-old girls. The camera/phone must be self-held, as this pose is far too embarrassing to do in front of anyone else, even a close girlfriend. The camera must be held at a very high angle (not as high as Statue of Liberty’s torch, but nearly there). Face must be turned only SLIGHTLY upward, so that the eyes must do most of the work to meet the camera’s gaze. Mouth open, naughty smile. Snap.

  33. Have you considered making ice cream cone bugle snacks? Because the shape seems perfect! Get some round candies (maybe Sixlets, though they might be too small, or malted milk balls which might be too big… that sort of thing, though…), dip the top of the bugle into melted chocolate like a chocolate-dipped waffle cone, then stick on the round candy for the ice cream scoop! Or, you could mix up something like the peanut butter for these and pipe it onto the top, then dip ’em on the melted chocolate for a dipped cone! You could even add sprinkles!

  34. Jason

    Apparently, most of the younger generations today love posing like that which I really don’t why too. And regarding bugles, nice pictures… now I’m hungry just watching them. Thanks for the recipe, would like to make one. =)

  35. Okay everyone about the chin on fist pose everyone think maybe we should blame Rodan for it considering he sculpted “The Thinker” which many praise as a great work of art. Yes it may well be , But I prefer his “The Kiss”more dynamic.

  36. Laura

    I have been making these for years!! And was so excited to see that someone else makes them too!! I’ve never run into any one else that had ever heard of them. They are the most addicting thing I’ve ever eaten. I use straight up Peanut Butter and semi-sweet chocolate. I originally found them in a magazine and they called them Gabriel’s Horns. They had them completely covered in chocolate but after squishing PB into two bags of Bugels I was too tired to mess with a full dip so I’ve always just dipped the tips like you have. πŸ˜€

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  38. Nice idea! I would add crumbled pancetta or bacon in there and temper the chocolate so it doesn’t melt in your hands and is more glossy. Thanks for inspiration!!!

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