Easy Halloween Donuts

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These easy Halloween donuts are the perfect festive and spooky fall treat! With their colorful glaze and fun spider web design, they’re an easy way to add some fun to your holiday!

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Spiderweb donuts on white plate with plastic spiders

Dress up a classic breakfast treat for scary season and make celebrating Halloween more fun than ever with these spooky Halloween donuts. These colorful donuts are an easy semi-homemade treat with a festive and impressive look that’s perfect for a party or a special breakfast.

You don’t even need to make the donuts from scratch. Just buy your favorite store-bought donuts and they’ll turn out just as good! Decorate with an easy vanilla frosting dyed in vibrant orange, purple, and black colors, then add a fun spider web design to make the perfect spider donuts.

These couldn’t be simpler or more perfect for a fun Halloween, so skip the baking and make these donuts when you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to create some spooky fun!

Halloween donuts on white plate with plastic spiders

Why We Love This Recipe

Perfect for Halloween – The bright Halloween colors and fun decorations make this an eye catching and festive dessert for your Halloween party.

Easy – These are so fun and easy to make and there’s no baking required. Just swing by Krispy Kreme or your favorite donut shop and pick up a dozen glazed donuts. Then all you need to do is add the icing and decorations!

Versatile – When October rolls around, you’ll love making these Halloween-themed donuts for all your social events! They work as a dessert, a fun party treat, or a delicious holiday breakfast.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Halloween donuts
  • Donuts, store-bought or premade
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • White vanilla melting wafers
  • Black gel coloring
  • Orange gel coloring
  • Purple gel coloring

How to Make Halloween Donuts

Step 1: Whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk in a medium mixing bowl until smooth.

Powdered sugar in bowl with milk and vanilla extract

Step 2: Divide the sugar mixture evenly between 3 bowls. Add black gel coloring to the first bowl, whisking and adding more as needed, until you reach your desired shade.

Step 3: Repeat with the orange and the purple gel coloring in the other two bowls. If you want even more colors, you can make a fourth bowl with green icing.

Donut glaze colored with food coloring

Step 4: Line a cooling rack with a piece of parchment paper or foil underneath. Dip the top of a donut into the orange icing and let the excess drip off for a few seconds, then place it face up on the cooling rack.

Step 5: Repeat for all the donuts, alternating icing colors.

Donuts dipped in orange, purple and black glaze

Step 6: Melt the melting wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring well in between. Once melted, allow the candy a couple of minutes to cool.

Step 7: Place the candy in a piping bag and snip off the very tip. Use the candy to make spider webs, starting with the lines across and then connecting them with little waves.

Donuts decorated with white chocolate to look like a spiderweb

Tips & Tricks

  • Practice making your webs by tracing the first few with a toothpick before adding the candy.
  • You can use Halloween sprinkles and candy eyes instead of adding the spider webs, if you prefer.
  • Add a plastic or gummy spider on top of each doughnut for a cute and festive holiday touch.

More Spooky Halloween Ideas

  • Monster Donuts – Use frosting to attach large candy eyes and add vampire teeth in the middle. You can also use the teeth to make Count Dracula!
  • Mummy Donuts – Dip pastry in chocolate frosting, add candy eyes and drizzle with white icing.
  • Ghost Donuts – Cover donut in white frosting, then make eyes and a screaming mouth with black or purple icing.
Halloween donut with black icing and white chocolate spiderweb
How Do I Store Halloween Donuts?

Store any leftover donuts at room temperature for 1-2 days. You can wrap them in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to help prevent them from drying out.

Should I Use Cake or Yeast Donuts?

Either kind will work, and you can use plain or chocolate. Just avoid getting donuts that have any kind of coating like powdered sugar or cinnamon, since the icing may not stay on as well.

Spiderweb pumpkins on white plate with black spiders

More Halloween Sweet Treats

Want more Halloween treats? These will be a hit at your next party!

Donuts with purple and orange glaze
Halloween Donuts recipe card
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Halloween Donuts


Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
These easy Halloween donuts, with their colorful glaze and cute spider design, are the perfect spooky fall treat!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract in a medium mixing bowl until smooth.
    3 cups powdered sugar, ½ tsp. vanilla extract, ¼ cup milk
  • Divide the sugar mixture evenly between 3 bowls. Add black gel coloring to the first bowl, whisking and adding more as needed, until you reach your desired shade.
    Black gel coloring
  • Repeat with the orange and the purple gel coloring in the other two bowls. If you want even more colors, you can make a fourth bowl with green icing.
    Orange gel coloring, Purple gel coloring
  • Line a cooling rack with a piece of parchment paper or foil underneath. Dip the top of a donut into the orange icing and let the excess drip off for a few seconds, then place it face up on the cooling rack.
    12 donuts
  • Repeat for all the donuts, alternating icing colors.
  • Melt the melting wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring well in between. Once melted, allow the candy a couple of minutes to cool.
    10 ounces white candy melts
  • Place the candy in a piping bag and snip off the very tip. Use the candy to make spider webs, starting with the lines across and then connecting them with little waves.

Notes

You may want to practice making your webs by tracing the first few with a toothpick before adding the candy melts.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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