Halloween Spider Donuts

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Halloween spider donuts are such a cute and fun little treat idea. Using packaged mini donuts, pretzels, chocolate and candy eyes, you can have a spooky snack in minutes.

Make these with the kids or sneak them into a lunchbox for a Halloween surprise!

spider donuts on wood tray
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Spider Donut Ingredients

All you need are four ingredients to make these festive little creepy crawlers.

Fun, cute and easy to make are the perfect ingredients for holiday snacks if you ask me. And these little guys check all the boxes.

spider donuts ingredients

Here’s what to buy:

  • Chocolate Mini Donuts
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Pretzel twists
  • Candy eyes

How to Make Spider Donuts

Remove the mini donuts from the package and carefully break the pretzels.

You’ll need about 8 pretzel pieces for each spider donut you plan to make. Be sure you break the pretzels so the curve is showing.

spider donuts with broken pretzels

Then, attach four legs on each side of each donut.

push pretzel legs into donut

To attach the candy eyes, take the chocolate chips and add them to a microwave safe bowl. Heat for about 30 seconds at a time until melted.

Pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag and cut the tip off the bag.

Finally, pipe two dots of melted chocolate on the top of a donut. Then, press two candy eyes into the melted chocolate and allow the melted chocolate to harden before serving.

use melted chocolate to adhere candy eyes

When you need a fun dessert and you have that holiday bug, I think this snack is the perfect way to celebrate!

With sweet and savory flavors, these are sure to disappear. Enjoy!

display spider donuts on tray

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The best way to enjoy this Halloween snack is with friends or family!

Serve your donuts at a halloween party with some monster marshmallows or for dessert after enjoying some mummy hot dogs.

Halloween Spider Donut Snack

5 from 1 vote
Using packaged mini donuts, pretzels, chocolate and candy eyes, you can have a spooky spider donut snack in minutes.
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 donuts

Ingredients 

  • 8 Chocolate Mini Donuts
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 24 Pretzel twists, approximately
  • 16 Candy eyes

Instructions 

  • Remove the mini donuts from the package and carefully break the pretzels.
  • You’ll need 8 pretzel pieces for each spider donut you plan to make. Be sure you break the pretzels so the curve is showing.
  • Then, attach four legs on each side of each donut.
  • To attach the candy eyes, take the chocolate chips and add them to a microwave safe bowl. Heat for about 30 seconds at a time until melted.
  • Then, pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag and cut the tip off the bag.
  • Pipe two dots of melted chocolate on the top of a donut. Press two candy eyes into the melted chocolate and allow the melted chocolate to harden before serving.

Notes

Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container overnight to preserve freshness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1donut, Calories: 182kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 223mg, Potassium: 56mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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