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multicolored DIY Halloween Donuts with monster eyes

Halloween Donuts Recipe

Easy spooky donuts the kids can make themselves
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Western
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 331kcal


  • 1 ½ cups (150 grams) sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water or milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract optional
  • 12 donuts
  • Various colored sprinkles
  • Edible gel
  • Edible eyes


  • Pour various colored sprinkles into different bowls and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar with the water or milk and vanilla, stirring until smooth.
  • Dip plain donuts into the glaze, allowing the excess to drip off.
  • Dip the glazed side of the donut into sprinkles and set it down on parchment paper or a cooling rack, sprinkles side up.
  • Repeat process with all of the donuts.
  • Attached edible eyes using edible gel, and let donuts sit for about 30 minutes for the glaze to set and dry.



  • Get all of your decorations and candy ready before you start decorating. 
  • Make the glaze last because it will thicken.
  • Work quickly once you get the glaze made. 
  • Mix and match sprinkle colors.
  • Make sure excess glaze drips off otherwise, it gets messy and drips down the side of the donuts taking the sprinkles with it.
  • Fill a piping bag with frosting or melted chocolate chips and attach a thin round tip to the piping bag. Squeeze frosting through the piping bag onto the back of the edible eye candies to stick to the Halloween donuts. 
  • Let your kids experiment with candy and decorations to design their own Halloween donut ideas.
  • Storage - keep in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg