Who says that Halloween sweets and treats have to be all about the after dark fun? How about starting the day with some Halloween Donuts? I think yes!
If you haven’t made homemade donuts, they are really simple. I use this donut pan, but if you do not have a donut pan, you could certainly make them in a muffin pan. These are baked, so while they don’t have the exact same taste/texture as the ones from the donut shop, they also don’t have the oil from frying, so a little less guilt goes along with these. You can even make them with white whole wheat flour to pack in some extra whole grains.
These donuts have a super moist base and the Halloween fun comes in with the great bright food colors from McCormick. I love their Neon Food Color kit which I used for the green and purple glaze for these donuts. The purple glaze I used is mostly the Neon Purple with a few drops of the Neon Blue. Such fun and vivid colors and I’m a huge fan of adding green and purple in for Halloween. For the orange donut glaze, I used a combo of the traditional red and yellow colors. You can really get creative with these, especially when you add some festive sprinkles into the mix.
These would be perfect if you are hosting a Halloween sleepover. My oldest is nine and sleepovers are the super popular thing, and talk about a fun and yummy way to start the day!
If you haven’t already, make sure to enter to win the awesome Spooky Squad Kit I’m giving away from McCormick. You’ll be ready to make your own donuts, candy corn cupcakes, no bake graham sandwiches or some other yummy Halloween treats that you can find on McCormick’s Monster Mash of Color and Flavor Pinterest Board.
Here’s what you need to make your own Halloween Chocolate Donuts…