Santa Hat Bugles

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These adorable Bugle Santa Hats combine the salty crunch of regular Bugles with the sweetness of melted candy melts for a Christmas party treat that is sure to be a huge hit.

Easy no-bake Santa hat Bugles, bugle corn snacks dipped in red candy melts and decorated with white sprinkles and mini mashmallows to look like cute little santa hats!

Santa hat bugles are not just a great idea; they’re a Christmas season sensation!

The best part is that the cute treats hat bugles are quick and easy to make, with no baking needed- just a bit of creativity!

If you have more creativity to unleash this holiday season why not make (and decorate) a Christmas candy house?

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Fun and Festive: A big hit at holiday celebrations.
  • Super Easy: No-bake, easy holiday treats.
  • Unique Flavor: Tasty salty-sweet combo.
  • Great for Gifting: Perfect holiday treats.
  • Kid-Friendly: Fun to make and eat.


This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Bugles, white candy melts, red candy melts, white nonpareils, and mini marshmallows.
  • Bugles – The cone-shaped corn snacks are the perfect shape to make cute little santa hats.
  • White chocolate melts – Or vanilla almond bark.
  • Red candy melts – Almond bark or white chocolate melts colored with red gel food coloring is a great option, too.
  • White nonpareils – Tiny white sprinkles.
  • Mini marshmallows

How to Make Santa Hats with Bugles

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

  1. Melt red candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl at 50% power for 45 seconds. Stir and continue to melt in 15-second increments, stirring after each, until smooth and melted.
  2. Dip Bugles into the melted red candy, letting the excess chocolate drip off. Transfer them to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool.
  3. Once set, melt the white chocolate melts and dip the large part of the Bugle into it, followed by a dip into tiny white sprinkles.
  4. Press a mini marshmallow onto the point of each Santa hat bugle. Use a bit of melted candy melts to help it stick if needed.
Four image collage of bugle being dipped in red melted candy, red coates bugles on parchment paper, the rim of coated bugles being dipped in melted white candy, and the red bugles with white rims on parchment paper setting.


Your cute santa hats will keep for at least a week when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

However, if you live in a warm or humid climate, refrigeration may be necessary to keep the candy coating from melting.

Bugle santa hat snacks on wooden cutting board.

Bugle Treat Variations

  • Bugle Christmas Trees: Swap the red candy melts for green chocolate, and use assorted colored sprinkles to mimic Christmas lights.
  • Bugle Elf Hats: A great option for variety, use almond bark for coating and decorate with green and red sprinkles.
  • Santa Hat Party Mix: Mix your little Santa hats with Chex cereal, mini pretzels, popcorn, nuts, Christmas M&M candies, and/or chocolate chips for a festive snack mix for the holiday season.

Recipe Tips

  • Allow the red candy melts to set completely before dipping into the white chocolate.
  • Use a cookie sheet under your parchment paper to make it easy to move in case you need to free up space on your counter as they set.
  • To thin melted candy for smoother dipping, stir in up to a half a tablespoon of shortening.
Bugles dipped in red chocolate and decorated with white spinkles and mini mashmallows to look like santa hats.

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Bugle Santa Hats - Bugles dipped in red chocolate and decorated with white spinkles and mini mashmallows to look like santa hats.
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Bugle Santa Hats

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 30 minutes
Set Time 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Easy no-bake Christmas treats made with Bugles, candy melts, mini marshmallows, and sprinkles.



  • Melt the red candy disks in a microwavable bowl at half power for 45 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir. Continue to microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring in-between, until melted and smooth.
  • Dip each Bugle in the melted red candy. Place on a piece of parchment paper and allow to set fully.
  • When the red chocolate has set, pour the white sprinkles into a small bowl. Melt the white candy disks according to the package instructions. Dip the bottom of the Bugle into the melted white candy, then immediately into the sprinkles.
  • Return the bugles over to dip the tips in the melted candy and press a mini marshmallow on to them. Return the decorated Bugles to the parchment paper to allow them to set fully before serving in a large bowl or storing.


Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.04mg
Bugle Santa Hats - Bugles dipped in red chocolate and decorated with white spinkles and mini mashmallows to look like santa hats.

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