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Frankenstein Donuts (+Video)

Frankenstein Donuts are a fun halloween treat for kids and adults alike. Use cake mix or homemade doughnut batter or even store bought doughnuts!

A FUN AND EASY HALLOWEEN TREAT

So these doughnuts are a “cheater” treat for non-decorators like myself. Donut baking pans are relatively cheap to purchase and it can be fun to play around with your own homemade doughnuts. These are so fun for Halloween (for kiddos and grown ups!) Fun and not scary!

Cute Frankenstein Doughnuts for kids

CAN I USE STORE-BOUGHT DOUGHNUTS? 

Absolutely! If you have a favorite plain, cake-style doughnut that you love from the grocery store, then by all means, use those to make this an even easier treat! Cake mixes work wonderful for this too and are another one of my cheats 😉 You can use different flavors to change it up!

Fun and Easy Frankenstein Doughnuts recipe from The Country Cook.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE IN THE RECIPE CARD AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • cake mix
  • eggs
  • water
  • vegetable oil
  • green candy melts
  • black ready-to-use icing
  • candy eyesballs
  • 18 Tootsie Rolls
cake mix, eggs, water, vegetable oil, green candy melts, black ready-to-use icing, candy eyeballs, Tootsie Rolls

HOW TO MAKE FRANKENSTEIN DONUTS:

Preheat oven to 350f degrees. Spray donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.  

6-doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray

Mix the cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs until smooth.  

cake mix batter

 Pour the donut mix into the donut pan, making sure not to fill all the way to the top. You might find it easier to dip a measuring cup or a spoon into the batter and then pour it into the donut pan.    

cake mix batter in doughnut pan

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes. Continue until all doughnuts are made.

baked doughnuts

Melt green candy melts in microwave (according to package directions.)    

dip baked doughnuts in melted green candy

Dip the top of the donuts in the green candy melts.

dipped doughnuts

Then place two candy eyeballs above the donut hole.

candy eyes on Frankenstein Doughnuts

Use the black icing to create hair above the eyes and then draw a mouth under the donut hole. Cut a tootsie roll in half and stick in the side of the donut to act as his bolts.

finished, Frankenstein Doughnuts

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Frankenstein Donuts

Frankenstein Donuts (+Video)

Frankenstein Donuts are a fun halloween treat for kids and adults. Use cake mix or homemade doughnut batter or even store bought doughnuts!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 18

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounce boxed cake mix (any flavor)
  • 2 eggs
  • cup water
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 12 ounce bag green candy melts
  • 10 ounce bottle black ready-to-use icing
  • 2.5 ounce container large candy eyesballs
  • 18 Tootsie Rolls

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350f degrees. Spray donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix the cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the donut pan, making sure not to fill all the way to the top. You might find it easier to dip a measuring cup or a spoon into the batter and then pour it into the donut pan or using a piping bag.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes. Continue until all donuts are made.
  • Melt green candy melts in microwave (according to package directions).
  • Dip the top of the donuts in the melted green candy melts.
  • Then place two candy eyeballs above the donut hole.
  • Use the black icing to create hair above the eyes and then draw a mouth under the donut hole.
  • Cut a tootsie roll in half and stick in the side of the donut to act as his bolts. Then enjoy!

Video

Notes

  • Use store-bought donuts as a shortcut!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 71mg | Sugar: 32g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    I would like to be a cake decorator, but am blessed with the artistic skills of a 5 year old. Even then I might be giving myself too much credit! These I think I could pull off though!