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Easy to decorate Halloween donuts — 4 different and fun ideas that are simple to execute.
There’s few things more exciting than dressing up and eating candy ALL night long.
Halloween is easily one of my favorite holidays and has been increasing in popularity every year becoming one of the most popular holidays of the calendar year.
If you’re throwing a party, Halloween is one of the easiest holidays to make themed treats that everyone will love. These halloween donuts are some of the simplest treats to prepare. In fact the preparation is more like assembling pre-bought ingredients to look like vampires, spiders, mummies, and monsters. If you’re a visual learner, I recommend checking out the quick (1 minute) video tutorial in this post. Below are more written instructions. So let’s get started!
Halloween Donut #1: Vampire Donuts
- A dozen plain glazed donuts (the ones pictured are Krispy Kremes; not sponsored)
- Plastic vampire fangs (wash with soap and dry thoroughly before using)
- Edible candy eyes (I like getting the small and large for a “scarier” looking vampire)
- Red edible gel and you’re in business for these donuts!
- Partially close and then press the fangs centered into the donut a little more than halfway down the donut
- Pipe some edible gel from one side of the fangs down the donut (gel has a tendency to run; use as little as possible)
- Use the edible gel to attach the eyes — put a little gel on the back of the eyes and press on the top half of the donut.
- Serve quickly after assembling (these don’t do well being made ahead of time)
Halloween Donut #2: Spider Donuts
- Mini chocolate frosted donuts generally in the treats/cookie aisle of grocery store
- Edible candy eyes
- Pretzel twists
- Cream cheese frosting or similar store bought frosting
- Using a knife or your hands break pretzels to look like spider legs. Heads up; there will be a lot of casualties and it’s fairly frustrating at the start, but gets easier 🙂
- Gently press the tops of the broken pretzels into the sides of the donut to look like legs.
- Pipe* a small amount of frosting on to the back of the edible candy eyes and attach to the donut. Alternatively you can melt chocolate and attach them that way.
- *To pipe: fill up a small plastic bag with frosting or melted chocolate and cut off the very tip of the bag. Pipe through the bag onto the back of the edible eye candies.
Halloween Donut #3: Mummy Donuts
- Mini powdered donuts generally in the treats/cookie aisle of grocery store
- Small edible candy eyes
- White chocolate chips plus a little vegetable oil
Holding the cookie in one hand and holding a spoon in the other hand, spoon the melted chocolate over the top 2/3rds of the cookies.
Place all the leftover white chocolate (make sure it is still very melted — place in microwave for another 15 seconds if needed) into a small plastic bag (or a frosting bag fitted with a #2 tip)
Halloween Donut #4: Monster Donuts
- Edible candy eyes (I like getting the small and large for more variation in the “monster”)
- Green Sprinkles
- Purple Sprinkles
- Red edible gel
Since this one is a *tiny* bit more involved; I’ve got the how to in a recipe card below 🙂
Easy to decorate Halloween donuts -- 4 different and fun ideas that are simple to execute.
- 12 prepared plain (glazed) donuts (I use Krispy Kremes)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup heavy cream (can use whole milk)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- tiny pinch of salt
- Colored jimmie sprinkles (I use green and purple)
- Edible eyes (an assortment of small and large)
- Edible gel
Whisk together the powdered sugar, heavy cream, vanilla, and a pinch of salt until smooth. Once smooth, dip the (tops only) donuts into the glaze and shake off the excess (if there is too much the sprinkles will fall to the sides). Immediately dip glazed donuts into a bowl filled with the sprinkles. Use edible gel to attach the eyes (put a little gel on the back of the eyes and attach). Give the donuts 20+ minutes for the glaze to set.