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No, not Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts but something BETTER and way more fun, Spider Web Halloween Donuts. The perfect NO-BAKE Halloween Party Food OR Craft idea!

Spider Web Halloween Doughnuts

This is one of those “so easy why bother to write it up” sorts of things but like I always say, “yet here I am”, writing it up…Because DANG these are cute!

single Halloween Doughnut with icing edible spider web

And maybe best of all they’re easy and fast, and require ZERO TALENT. And I mean that. If I can do it, you can too.

Spider Web Halloween Donuts

They don’t call for any specialized “can’t get these anywhere local” pieces either. You need plain cake donuts, chocolate frosting, white icing, and toothpicks. The most exotic thing you need are spider rings, those things are everywhere. And if you CAN’T find them grab them from Amazon.

everything you need to make halloween doughnuts

A note about spider rings: wash them before you put them on your food. I don’t know if that’s 100% necessary but I kind of feel like its best practice, you know?

spider ring put to good use on party food

Halloween Donuts=Party Craft AND Snack

Need a kids party craft and snack idea? Make these Halloween Spiderweb Donuts! They’re so easy that kids can make them with just a little supervision.

freshly dipped donut

And it’s fun too! Melting frosting, dipping doughnuts, making circles with icing and feathering it out to make to the web. Every step is simple and fun

easy spider web
feathering the icing

You just need an adult to melt the frosting over low heat for kids to use for dipping. It really does melt on the lowest setting and then you can remove it to a hot pad for dipping the doughnuts.

all about that drip

The fun part about store-bought frosting is that you can melt it and it gets hard again! Which means you can dip things IN IT. Or pour it over stuff. It’s pretty cool! I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate for these and I love how dark it looks. It makes the webs POP.

a tray full of fun

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Yield: 12 Spider Webs

Halloween Donuts

single Halloween Doughnut with icing edible spider web

Spooky FUN Spider Web Donuts. So easy you'll want to make them again and again!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty easy


  • one dozen pre-made plain cake donuts, unglazed 
  • 1 can 16 ounce can of frosting, I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate
  • one cup powdered sugar OR a tube of store-bought white frosting
  • 1 Tablespoon milk, you don't need this if you're a tube of frosting
  • toothpicks
  • 12 spider rings, washed and dried


  1. scoop 1/4 of the tub of frosting into a small pan
  2. heat slowly over low heat until it's melted
  3. set out a large baking sheet to hold the finished donuts while the frosting hardens up
  4. while the frosting heating up sift the powdered sugar if you plan to use it, you can use store-bought frosting instead
  5. then slowly add the milk in small amounts to the sugar, stirring after each addition, until its an icing consistency put it in a heavy-duty ziploc and clip the corner off for a tip OR load it in a reuseable icing bag
  6. once the frosting has melted remove it from the heat
  7. take one plain donut and dip it in the frosting, lift it up, allow it to drip a bit then dip it in a second time, this method gives you complete thick coverage
  8. lay it on the prepared baking sheet
  9. dip two more the same way
  10. add more frosting to the pan and let it melt while putting the webs on the donuts
  11. on the first donut you dipped make 3 concentric "imperfect circles" around the top of the donut with the icing you made OR the store-bought frosting easy spider web
  12. feather it out using a toothpick to make a web feathering the icing
  13. add a spider ring add a spider ring
  14. repeat with the other two donuts
  15. then repeat with the rest of the donuts, working in batches of three
  16. let them sit for a while to firm up and they're party ready!


  • working in batches of three gives the first donut time to set up just enough so the white icing doesn't just ooze away

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

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