This Churro Bugle Snack Mix is seriously addictive, comes together quickly and tastes AMAZING. Beware, because once you start snacking on this, you won’t be able to stop!
It should come as no surprise that I love anything cinnamon sugar!
I prefer cinnamon sugar over chocolate, ice cream, candy and pie ANY day. It is my go-to comfort food and I love it in virtually everything, from cinnamon rolls to churros. It’s my love language!
A looong time ago I posted a churro bugle mix that was crazy good, but it used a now-discontinued product to help make it. Since it was pretty popular back then, I figured it was time to reformulate the recipe so anyone could make it using pantry ingredients and no defunct baking products!
This Churro Bugle Snack Mix is super simple to make, comes together quickly and tastes SO AMAZING!! Seriously, it is super addictive – I could not stop snacking on it while I was taking photos of it. If you know me, you know I don’t always eat the things I make but this was one I practically inhaled!
It starts with Bugles, of course! These are those pointy chips from the 90s that I have a personal affinity for. I like them because they’re a solid, sturdy chip that won’t disintegrate from the hot toffee mixture. Another good option if you don’t have Bugles would be Fritos.
Then you make your toffee mixture – just butter, brown sugar, vanilla and a little cinnamon. Boil it up and pour it over the Bugles in a roasting pan. Toss to coat, then bake for a quick 10 minutes in the oven so the toffee mixture melds over the chips. Once it is bubbly and out of the oven, you’ll liberally coat it with cinnamon and granulated sugar. Let cool, and start snacking!!
This is easily my new FAVORITE recipe, and if you love churros and sweet and salty desserts, you will LOVE this recipe! It is mind-blowing how good it is.
Churro Bugle Snack Mix
- 10 cups (About 1½ bags) Bugles chips
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar lightly packed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tsp ground cinnamon divided
- 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
- Preheat oven to 350° degrees F. Lightly spray a roasting pan with cooking spray. Add the Bugles into the pan in an even layer and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes while stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and 1 tsp of the ground cinnamon.
- Pour the hot caramel mixture evenly over the Bugles in the roasting pan and use a rubber spatula to toss the chips to coat them evenly with the hot caramel mixture. Spread in an even layer and bake for 10 minutes. Mixture should be hot and bubbly.
- While Bugles bake, in a small bowl whisk together the granulated sugar and remaining cinnamon together until blended. Immediately upon removing the Bugles, liberally sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly over the hot and sticky Bugles, tossing to coat in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Allow the Bugles to cool to room temperature before breaking into pieces to serve.
Buttery, sweet, salty, and highly addictive – you’re going to FLIP for this snack mix!
Have a super sweet day!
Joan Hawkins says
3 of my favorite things, cinnamon, sugar and crunch. Cant wait to try these.
Justine B. says
My sister showed me this recipe because she knows my love for anything cinnamon sugar, especially churros. I made it for the first time this weekend to share with friends and it was a hit! Luckily I made the smart decision to double the recipe so I could keep some at home for myself. Haha. Will definitely be making these again.
Justine, so glad you enjoyed!!
I just made these for a girls weekend. They are amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe.
Made it tonight and it is awesome!
This many be a silly question but would it be one (1) 14.5 ounce (Family Size) bag for the recipe for the 1 1/2 bag? Thank you!
Hi Annette, yes, I believe I used the family size bag! So 1 and 1/2 family size bags.
Love your blog!
Tracy Gabriele says
Awe man, wish I had known ahead of time to get the family size bags. I just got the regular ones
YUMMMM! Cannot wait to make these for this upcoming Halloween weekend treat! I want to make them a day in advance as Halloween will be a busy day. Do you know if they keep well? Like in a plastic container or large ziploc? I don’t want them to lose their crunch and/or pizazz! Thanks again for the great recipe!
Hi Nicolle, yes, these can definitely be made in advance and put in an airtight container!
Good to know. I’m going to make these tomorrow for work on Tues, I plan on separating into individual baggies due to Covid19, and definitely want them fresh and crunchy and not lose “their pizazz” either! Can’t wait to try them.
Just made this receipt last night and it was the easiest, quickest, most addictive dessert dish! I could not stop eating these while I waited for the rest of dinner to finish cooking, holy cow! Bet ween the slight salt from the bugles themselves, and the caramel glaze and sugar dust, this recipe hits it home. I will definitely be using this recipe for future holiday get together and gatherings of any kind!
Thanks so much for your glowing review, Veronica!
Amazing! Quick and easy to make.
Great recipe! super easy and yummy!
Stephanie I says
I made these last year for my husbands work guys, and this year I have had requests for them! I also, may or may not have almost eaten a whole batch myself ??♀️
Trudy Anthofer says
Very tasty and easy to make. It also made the house smell wonderful!
Oh my gosh, my family is now addicted to these. They are amazing!!
Dawn Porter says
Started making this and realized I was out of brown sugar, and used coconut brown sugar instead, and it turned out spectacular!!