How To Make Spooky Cute Halloween Themed Donuts

Halloween and donuts are at the top of the list for my kids favorite things. Mine too, but I do this all for them. This year because I have no idea what Halloween will look like I decided to be a little extra and have been making them all kinds of fun spooky treats.

Which they have been loving so if your wanting to be a little extra and try to make and make all the fun things I say go for it. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Kids don’t mind as long as it’s fun.

So to combine my family’s love of the spooky season and donuts I decided to make some spooky donuts. And boy were they a hit! My kids loved each and every one of them. They were all fairly easy to make. You just have to have a little time and a little patience.

I put my 11 month old in his high chair and let him enjoy his breakfast before his brothers while I whipped these up.

Below you will find very detailed instructions for what you need as a whole to make all of them and then directions for each donut. and honestly if I can make these than anyone can! I am not the Baer or cake decorator type and I think they turned out absolutely adorable.

Below you will find instructions on how to make…

A Spooky Sprinkled Donut

A Monster Donut

A Frankenstein Donut

A Jack-O-Lantern Donut

A Mummy Donut

A Spiderweb Donut

See aren’t they just so spooky cute!! Now onto all the spooky donut vibes and how to make them yourself.

Items Needed To Make All 6

  • Donuts (store bought and not frosted or homemade. You can find my homemade recipe here
  • Frosting
  • Food coloring
  • Cookie icing squeeze pouch
  • Pretzel
  • Candy eyeballs

Tools Needed To Make All 6

  • Ziplock bag
  • Toothpick
  • Scissors

How to make your colored frosting for the top

Items Needed:

  • Frosting
  • Food coloring

How To:

  1. Mix a large spoonful of frosting and a couple drops of food coloring until fully mixed and spread across the top of your donuts. After o took the below photo I decided to cover the center hole too on some of mine.

How to make your bags of frosting

This will be used for Frankenstein, the pumpkins face, the mummy and the spider web

Items Needed:

  • Small ziplock bag
  • White frosting
  • Black food coloring
  • Scossors

How To:

  1. Put a spoonful of frosting for each donut you plan to make into the ziplock bag. (Skip to step 3 if making the mummy)
  2. Squeeze in your black food coloring, seal it completely closed with minimal air inside. Massage and mix it up until evenly colored.
  3. Squeeze and smooth all the frosting to one bottom corner.
  4. Cut the corner starting very small. You can always cut more to make it bigger.
  5. Test out making lines with it to see if you want it bigger. Snip a little more off if you need to.

Tip: Black frosting for Frankenstein and the pumpkin. White frosting for the mummy and spiderweb.


Items Needed:

  • Frosted donut (I used black for a spooky look)
  • Halloween colored sprinkles

How To:

  1. Either pour the sprinkles on top or dump some in a bowl and dip your donut into them.

Tip: dipping your donut into the sprinkles will cover it in more sprinkles


Items Needed:

  • Purple frosted donut
  • Candy eyeballs

How To:

  1. Place your candy eye balls all over your donut. You’ll want to stagger them to give them a creepy look.


Items Needed:

  • Green frosted donut
  • Candy eyes
  • Pretzel
  • Bag of black frosting (refer to top of this post on how to make)

How To:

  1. Place your eyes where you want them. They will stick to the frosting.
  2. Take your pretzel and break into 2 pieces and push into the sides
  3. Using your black frosting in the bag add a nose and draw a “smile line” for the mouth.
  4. Now add your “stitches”. These are the lines going up and down over his mouth. Try to eye ball a good amount of spacing.
  5. Now your going to add his hair. Start by making the front “bang” area jagged and then rounding the back out following the shape of the donut. Then fill it in.
  6. To finish your going to run some black frosting along the top parts of the pretzels to create his “bolts”.


Items Needed:

  • Orange frosted donut
  • Black bag of frosting

How To:

  1. Start out by drawing your eyes first. You’ll want to do your outline of the triangle before you fill it in. At each of the 3 points you’ll want to make sure you stop and let your frosting attach to your donut or it will end up looking round.
  2. Add your nose.
  3. Then to make an easy mouth I just did a squiggly line and lines on the ends. Feel free to make an actual Jack o lantern mouth if your feeling artsy.


Items Needed:

  • A non frosted donut
  • Cookie icing
  • Candy eyeballs
  • White bag of frosting

How To:

  1. Start by using your cookie icing and apply a small amount to to back of your eyeballs. It works as an edible adhesive.
  2. Place them kinda close together where you’d like them.
  3. Now take your white bag of frosting and draw your mummy wrap going back and forth and crossing over its self some. You’ll want to leave some of the donut showing through. Don’t cover the eyes.
  4. Take a butter knife or spoon and carefully smash down your frosting lines to give them a flat look.


Items Needed:

  • Black frosted donut
  • White frosting bag
  • Toothpick

How To:

  1. Start by placing a dot of white frosting from your frosting bag in the center of your donut.
  2. Now draw circles around it until you reach the edge of the donut.
  3. Using your toothpick draw a line from the center dot to the outside of the donut. Do not go from one side of the donut to the other. You need to have all lines coming from the center.
  4. Continue adding lines all the way around until your happy.

Tip: You will want to clean off your toothpick pick after each line so your not mixing frosting colors and you keep your lines clean.

I hope you have a blast making these super spooky donuts and your kids enjoy eating them! I know mine did. They will definitely be at the top of our Halloween bucket list from now on.

I also plant to attempt to make some Christmas themed ones so keep your eyes out for that one coming soon and don’t forget to join my tribe so you know when it goes live and to get access to all my free printables and SVGs for your Cricut or silhouettes.

Until next time, Live a life you love!

Xo Jessica!

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