Spooktacular Halloween Donuts

Halloween is right around the corner and if you’re wondering about what treats to make for your Halloween party this year, we’ve got you covered. These fun Spooktacular Halloween Donuts are delicious and great fun to make for your family, work mates or your child’s school classroom.

These Halloween donuts first appeared when I made them for Carrie Colbert’s blog 3 years ago! Time sure flies. I thought it was time for them to make an appearance on my blog.

These donuts are just a bit different in that they are baked instead of deep-fried. And don’t worry, baked donuts are easier to make than you think they are. Make up a batch this afternoon and spend some quality time decorating them with the kids tonight.

A basic baked donut recipe was used to make these Spooktacular Halloween Donuts. The recipe is really easy to follow and they are so much fun to make. Really, you can’t mess these up. A word of caution though, be sure to let them cool down before handling them to avoid the risk of burning yourself.

The baked donut recipe below is the one that was used as the base for all of these yummy Halloween donuts. You’ll find the “extra” directions for each separate recipe listed below.

What You Need!

Wilton Doughnut Pan
2 Pack Silicone Donut Molds Set
Wilton White Candy Melts
Orange Candy Melts
Wilton Yellow Candy Melts
Wilton Decorating Bags
Cake Mate Chocolate Sprinkles
Ghosts Marshmallow Peeps
Wilton Yellow Sprinkles
Wilton Orange Sprinkles
Cake Mate Candy Eye Balls
Wilton Candy Eye Balls

Baked Donut Recipe

Spooktacular Halloween Donuts
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Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a recipe for 3 different spooktacular Halloween donuts that are perfect for family, work or school parties!


  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray the donut pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the milk, sour cream, and eggs. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Incorporate in the melted butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Be careful to not overmix.
  6. Put the donut batter into a large zip bag. Cut a small piece of the corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cup, filling about 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are a light gold. Remove from the pan and set aside to completely cool.

Spider Halloween Donuts

These spiders won’t jump out at you. They’re spooky Halloween treats and who can resist them, they’re so cute. If you love these creepy crawlies then make a big batch of these so you’ll have some left for yourself. For sure the kids will devour the rest of them. These are great to make and take to parties and family dinners.

  • 6 baked donuts (recipe above)
  • 1 cup chocolate candy melts
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Pretzel twists
  1. Place the baked donuts on a wire cooling rack with wax paper underneath.
  2. Then, in a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the candy melts in the microwave. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between. Stir until creamy.
  3. Next, using a butter or spreading knife, apply the melts on the top of each donut.
  4. Immediately add the candy eyeballs to the donut and sprinkle chocolate sprinkles on top. Set aside for the topping to harden.
  5. Finally, break pretzels into spider legs, making sure you have enough for each donut. Take a toothpick and create a small hole in the location you want each leg. Add the pretzel legs into that hole.

Ghost Halloween Donuts

Ghost donuts won’t scare anyone but they do make some really cute treats. These are really easy to make and everyone will love them. Make a batch before Halloween so you can enjoy them. If you like, you can substitute powdered donuts to skip a step. Shhh…we won’t tell!

  • 6 baked donuts (recipe above)
  • Icing sugar
  • 6 Peeps marshmallow ghosts
  1. First, place the baked donuts on a wire cooling rack with wax paper underneath.
  2. Then, dust the tops of donuts with icing sugar. Apply several layers until donuts are solid white.
  3. Next, insert a ghost Peep into the center of each donut.

Pumpkin Halloween Donuts

Last but not least, who can forget the pumpkins? Not you. The kids will love these sparkly orange delights. Regular orange sprinkles can be substituted if you can’t find the sanding sprinkles.

  • 6 baked donuts (recipe above)
  • 1/2 cup each of yellow, orange and white candy melts
  • Sprinkles, yellow, orange and white
  1. First, place the baked donuts on a wire cooling rack with wax paper underneath.
  2. Then, in a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the candy melts in the microwave. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between. Stir until creamy.
  3. Drizzle the first color of candy melt on the top of each donut and apply coordinating sprinkles. Then, repeat for the other two colors.

These are pretty great, right? Try these delicious Halloween donuts for yourself and let us know how much you love them. If you are looking for another Halloween recipe, check out this easy to make Spooky Halloween Bark. Feeling all the fall vibes? Well, you will love this post about 8 Fabulous Fall Date Ideas and also don’t miss my post about 10 Halloween Movies to Watch this October.