As we get closer to Halloween, isn’t it fun making Disney treats at home? Read step-by-step recipe to create the cutest, spooky Mickey donut treats here just in time for Halloween!
Need a spooktacular Halloween treat this year? It’s never too early to start planing Halloween goodies! These festive Mickey donuts are frightfully easy to create and will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Mickey Halloween Shaped Donuts
Everything tastes better Mickey shaped, and this certainly includes donuts! Disney Family Editors have shared a delightfully sweet and spooky donut recipe that kids of all ages can enjoy!
Check out all the Halloween varieties. A ghost, spider, pumpkin, and bat never looked so adorable, and delicious.
- Donut pan
- box cake mix
- teaspoon vanilla extract
- cup water
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil (plus more for candy melts)
- 1 large egg
- Large and small zip-top bags
- Kitchen scissors
- Lavender, black, white, orange, yellow candy melts
- Green licorice
- Pretzel sticks
Please make sure all cutting is done by an adult.
Preheat oven to 350° and generously coat donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Whisk together the cake mix, vanilla, water, oil, and egg until fully combined in a large mixing bowl.
Transfer the donut batter to a large zip-top bag (it helps to put the bag in a cup first so you have a stable holder). Snip off a small corner and fill each donut cavity about half way.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Add each color of candy melts to your heatproof bowls. Starting with the lavender melts, heat in the microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Continue to heat in 30-second intervals, at 50% power, while stirring in between each set — until the melts are smooth.
Do not over heat! (If the melts are still lumpy after heating you can add vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon at a time, until you reach a smooth consistency.)
Decorating with Melts
Spread a piece of wax paper on a baking pan or clean kitchen counter. Transfer a small amount of the lavender candy melts to a zip-top bag and cut a tiny corner o of the bag. Pipe 2 2-inch circles for the ears for each spider you will make leaving one side of the circle flat to attach to the donut (use a circle cookie cutter as a guide).
Break each pretzel stick in half and dip into the lavender melts to make spider legs. Make 12 halves for each spider.
Using a little more of the melts, attach your pretzel halves into a “v” shape and lay on your wax paper to set.
Repeat the process of making the ears with all of the other colors except yellow.
For the bat wings, draw the wings first onto a piece of computer paper and place the drawing under your wax paper as a guide.
Creating Spooky Characters
Once all of the ears, wings, and spider legs are set you can begin dipping the donuts and putting them all together. Using the orange for the jack o’ lantern, black for the bat, and lavender for the spider, dip the top of each donut into the bowls of melts. Allow the excess to drip off and place onto your wax paper (tap the bottom of the donuts gently against your work surface to get rid of any air bubbles).
To create the ghost, dip the top of your donut into the white candy melts, and then dip the bottom as well. Allow the candy melts to drip o of the bottom so that a little bit of the melts will pool around it when you place on your wax paper. Using a spoon helps to scoop melts to fill in the donut hole and create a bit of a wavy bottom.
Use a little more of the coordinating color of melts to attach the ears, wings, and legs to the donuts. Then, cut about ½ inch off of the green licorice and attach to the top of the jack o’ lantern donut.
To create the lines for the pumpkins, draw curved lines using the orange candy melts and a toothpick on the ears and donut.
Melt yellow candy melts, and using toothpicks draw two ovals for the eyes and a smaller oval for the nose. Do the same for the other donuts — but using white for the bat and black for the spider and ghost.
Allow the melts to set (it helps to prop the ears up with marshmallows while they dry) and enjoy!
Disney Halloween Festivities
Disney World is definitely getting us ready for the Halloween season! Check out super cool Haunted Mansion merchandise here. And Disney has amazing Halloween entertainment available this season! And last, but certainly not least, Disney World has given guests amazing Halloween themed cavalcades! Check them out here, including a video!
I absolutely love to recreate Disney recipes at home, and have created a recipe binder for my favorites! These adorable Halloween themed Mickey donuts are definitely going in my binder. For a printable recipe of the Mickey shaped Halloween donuts, please follow this link.