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Halloween Donuts

Three simple donut ideas for Halloween; Spider Web Donuts, Eyeball Donuts and Spider Donuts
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked donuts, halloween party, halloween snacks, halloween spider donuts, scary donuts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 36 donuts
Calories 330kcal

Ingredients

For the Spider Web Donuts

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix prepared according to package instructions
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup white candy melts
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the Eyeball Donuts

  • 1 box funfetti or vanilla cake mix prepared according to package instructions
  • 2 cups white candy melts
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • red store bought frosting or red candy melts
  • Gummy Life Saver candies
  • 18 chocolate chips

For the Spider Donuts

  • 1 package mini chocolate donuts (store bought)
  • 2 cups candy melts (color of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • candy eye balls
  • 1 bag pretzel twists

Instructions

For the Spider Web Donuts

  • Prepare the cake mix according to package instructions. Spoon into greased donut pans (makes 18 donuts so you will need 3 pans). Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave on high for another 30 seconds. Stir. Add 2 tablespoons of oil plus a teaspoon. Stir until smooth. Dip cooled donuts in chocolate, then place on a cooling rack to set. Place in the refrigerator if you want them to firm up quicker. Melt the white candy melts in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Melt for another 15-20 seconds. Stir in 2 teaspoons oil. Pour into a plastic piping bag or a ziptop bag. Cut a tiny corner and drizzle into a web pattern. Let them set and serve.

For the Eyeball Donuts

  • Prepare the cake mix according to package instructions. Spoon into greased donut pans (makes 18 donuts so you will need 3 pans). Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool. Meanwhile, melt white candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave on high for another 30 seconds. Stir. Add 2 tablespoons of oil plus a teaspoon. Stir until smooth. Dip cooled donuts in candy melts, then place on a cooling rack to set. Place in the refrigerator if you want them to firm up quicker. Use store bought red frosting for the veins OR, if using candy melts, melt the red candy melts in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Melt for another 15-20 seconds. Stir in 2 teaspoons oil. Pour into a plastic piping bag or a ziptop bag. Cut a tiny corner and drizzle to created veins of eyeballs. Add a Gummy Life Saver and chocolate chip to center using some candy melts as the "glue". Let set and serve.

For the Spider Donuts

  • Melt candy melts in microwave as directed above. Add oil and stir. Dip donuts. Add eyeball candies, then pretzels pieces for legs. Let set and serve. You should have 16-20 mini donuts.

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg