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Bell Pepper Margarita

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Bell Pepper Margarita

A spicy cocktail made with bell pepper puree and tequila. Adapted from About.com.

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 2

10 Crazy Ways to Pimp your Bugles  

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough

My childhood memories can be broken down into two categories: Eating Bugles, and not eating them.


One category is filled with happy times of putting the chips on my fingers and eating them one by one; the other...well, I’d rather not talk about it.

In case you don’t know, Bugles are the bomb-diggety. So much so, I just said “bomb diggety.” And this probably will never happen again. So, if your childhood is void of any blissful memories with these cone-shaped corn chips, fear not! There’s no day like today to Bugle-fy your life.

Here are 10 uber awesome ways to “pimp” your Bugles:


Bugles on fingertips

1.) Use them as fingernails. I can’t stress this enough: This NEVER gets old. What’s more fun than eating chips? Eating them off your fingertips, that’s what!

Bugles with guacamole

2.) Serve them with your favorite dip. Swap out those boring old potato chips for Original or Nacho-flavored Bugles and serve them with guacamole, salsa or ranch dip at your next get-together. The dip table just became the cool kids table.

Bugles in snack mix

3.) Toss them in your favorite snack or trail mix. Mix together Original or Nacho Bugles with pretzels, Chex Mix and mixed nuts for a savory treat, or add Caramel or Chocolate Peanut Butter Bugles to a trail mix with raisins, pretzels and cheese crackers for a little sweetness.

Bugles as topping

4.) Use them as breadcrumbs. The best things in life are breaded in Bugles – baked mac n’ cheese, chicken, meatloaf… the list goes on. It’s seriously good!

Bugles as decorations

5.) Get your DIY on! Bugles make great homemade (non-edible, of course) decorations for picture frames, ornaments, etc. Kids can use them to make fun and easy crafts, and then snack on the unused leftovers.

Bugles necklace

6.) Make a Bugle snack necklace. Thread a needle and fishing wire through different flavored Bugles (Original, Nacho and Caramel shown here) to make a sweet and savory snack necklace for your next party (or whenever you feel like wearing some Bugle bling).

Bugles with peanut butter filling

7.) Fill ‘em up! Peanut butter-filled Chocolate Peanut Butter Bugles… just about the best seven words I’ve ever heard in my life. Frosting, nacho cheese and cream cheese are just a few other fillings that kick up any flavored Bugles up a notch.

Bugles pie crust

8.) Make a pie crust. Take 1 ¼ cups crushed Chocolate Peanut Butter or Caramel Bugles and mix them with 5 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter, press the filling into a pie pan and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes for a unique twist on the graham cracker or chocolate cookie pie crust.

Bugles topping a sundae

9.) Top a sweet sundae with leftover Bugles for extra crunch and flavor.

Bugles as rimmer for margarita

10.) Rim a cocktail with crushed Bugles. This Bell Pepper Margarita is the perfect pairing for a Bugle-rimmed cocktail.

Bugle-fied Snack Recipes



What’s your favorite way to use Bugles? Share in the comments below!




Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!
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Bell Pepper Margarita

Ingredients

1/2
red bell pepper, chopped and pureed in a food processor or blender
3/4
cup tomato juice
1/4
cup sweet and sour cocktail mix
hot
sauce, to taste
3
ounces silver tequila

Directions

  • 1 In a large bowl or glass, stir together 1/4 cup of the red bell pepper puree with the tomato juice, sweet and sour mix and hot sauce to taste. Pour the mixture into a cocktail shaker.
  • 2 Add tequila to the cocktail shaker and close. Carefully and slowly shake to combine ingredients.
  • 3 Pour mixture through a strainer into two margarita or martini glasses rimmed with crushed Bugles, if desired. Chill glasses one hour before serving.
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