CakeWhiz

Halloween Donuts {Spider & Monster}

Quick and easy Halloween donuts in the form of spider and monsters, made with simple ingredients. No baking required and fun for kids parties.

While eating mini donuts, an idea struck and kiddo and I made these little monster donuts. Well, he was mostly eating the candies. I wanted them to be cutesy looking but, that didn’t happen! They turned out to be a little bit creepy instead. These monsters are so easy to make and there’s no baking or complicated assembling needed, yay! These would be great to serve at Halloween parties and they are also a fun edible craft to do with kids in their schools/classes. If you need more party ideas, then check out his Kids Halloween Party and this collection of Easy Halloween Desserts {Cute & Spooky} for everything you need to throw an amazing party.

How To Make Easy Donuts For Parties?

Spider Donuts

  1. Cut thin strips of Twizzlers– About 2 inches long. 
  2. Attach legs– Push 3 strips of Twizzlers on opposite sides of the donuts.
  3. Add eyeball– Push red gum ball in the center.
  4. Draw eye– Use a black edible marker. Enjoy!

Monster Donuts

  1. Cut up red Twizzlers– Into thin little pieces.
  2. Add monster hair– Push Twizzler pieces on top of the donut.
  3. Add nose– Squeeze melted chocolate in the center of the donut. Stick a big gum ball on top.
  4. Draw eyeballs– Use a black edible marker on 2 m&m candies.
  5. Add eyes– Above the nose, using some melted chocolate.
  6. Add mouth– Stick a black sprinkle on using melted chocolate. Enjoy.

More Spooky Donut Ideas (Variations)-

  • Use different donuts– Such as mini chocolate donuts, plain ones, red velvet, etc. Choose one for flavor or because it fits your theme for the spooky donut.
  • Vampire donut– Add fake plastic teeth and eyeballs.
  • Spider web donut– Made by piping melted chocolate in a cobweb pattern. Follow my tutorial on Easy Spider Webs {With Melted Chocolate} for complete details on how to make the web.
  • Eyeball donut– Simply add a gumball eyeball in the center and draw a pupil and veins if you like with a black and red edible marker.
  • Ghost donut– Dip the donut in a white glaze of melted white chocolate and add eyeballs.
  • Frankenstein donut– Dip it in green icing or green melted chocolate and add black Twizzlers for hair, and use melted dark chocolate to add stitches and facial features onto the donut.
  • Jack-o-lantern or pumpkin donut– Dip in orange icing or melted orange chocolate and add a face with melted dark chocolate.
  • Mummy donut– Use a chocolate or powdered donut and pipe stripes of melted white chocolate overlapping across the whole donut. Add m&ms for eyes.
  • Werewolf donut– Add plastic fake teeth and use melted semi-sweet chocolate to pipe fur onto the donut, adding m&ms for eyes as well.

Tips And Techniques

If you are dying chocolate for a variation of these donuts, use oil based dye to dye white chocolate– Water based dye will make the chocolate seize and therefore impossible to work with.

Use scissors to cut Twizzlers– Make sure they are kitchen scissors or cleaned scissors before cutting the Twizzlers.

How to melt chocolate? Follow package directions, and if there are none then use a microwave safe bowl and microwave the chocolate at 30 second intervals, making sure to stir between each heating.

Use other candy besides m&ms– You can use Skittles, Sixlets, or other small round candies that you prefer.

Can I use pull-n-peel Twizzlers instead of regular? Yes, just note that the strips will be a little more dangly because they are less firm that regular Twizzlers.

Storage of Decorated Donuts

Room temperature– In a covered box or Tupperware for up to 2 days.

Freeze– I do not recommend freezing decorate donuts because the decorations will become too hard and chewy to eat.

Easy Halloween Donuts (Monster) on Wood Background
Collage Image With Step By Step Pictures on How to Make Monster Donuts
Quick and Easy Spider Donuts for Halloween on Rustic Gray Background
Collage Image With Step By Step Pictures on How to Make Spider Donuts

More Halloween Desserts

Easy Halloween Donuts on Wood Background (Spider and Monster)- Overhead Shot
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
No ratings yet
Rate this Recipe »

Halloween Donuts- Spider and Monster

Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Quick and easy Halloween donuts in the form of spider and monsters, made with simple ingredients. No baking required and fun for kids parties.
Yield: 20 Donuts

Ingredients

  • 3 Twizzlers
  • 20 Mini donuts , Or store-bought "Donettes"
  • 1/4 cup Melted chocolate, Semisweet or milk
  • 1/3 cup Gum balls
  • 1/3 cup M&M candies
  • 1 tbsp Black sprinkles , For the mouth of the monsters

Instructions 

Spider donuts

  • Use scissors to cut thin strips of Twizzlers. They should be about 2 inches long. 
  • Push 3 strips of Twizzlers on one side of the donuts and 3 on the other side of the donut. 
  • Push red gum ball in the center.
  • Use a black edible marker to draw an eye ball and enjoy.

Monster donuts

  • Cut up red Twizzlers into thin little pieces.
  • Push 4 little Twizzler pieces on top of the donut. These will be the monster's hair.
  • Squeeze some melted chocolate in the center of the donut and stick a big gum ball in the center of the donut. This will be the monster's nose.
  • Now, use a black edible marker to draw eye details on 2 m&m candies.
  • Stick these eyes above the nose, using some melted chocolate.
  • Stick a black sprinkle for the mouth, using melted chocolate and enjoy.

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a covered box at room temperature for about 2 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 51kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 6mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 16IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 51
Author: Abeer Rizvi

2 comments on “Halloween Donuts {Spider & Monster}”

  1. These are absolutely adorable! But nothing would stop me eating them 😛

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating