Mini Spider Donuts: Fast and Easy Halloween Treats

If you’re in the market for a fun, fast and easy Halloween treat to make this year for your kids’ school party…or your own creepy costume party…you’ll want to try these Mini Spider Donuts.

Made from store-bought ingredients, they come together quickly, yet look like you got them from a professional bakery. They are so cute and chocolatey that no kid can resist sinking their teeth into them…even vampire teeth!

chocolate donut spiders for halloween

It seems like every year, Halloween sort of sneaks up on me, and I’m rushing around at the last minute to find snacks to bring to my kids’ classroom parties.

Of course, I usually do the pre-packaged treats or a fruit (like a clementine), but I always feel a little bit like they aren’t special enough to really make the party memorable.

But these mini spider donuts are the best of both worlds: pre-prepared ingredients from the store made into a super fun Halloween treat with just a little bit of effort.

And talk about memorable! I bet that if you were served this in your 3rd grade class, you would remember them for the rest of your life 😉

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Ingredients you need to make Mini Spider Donuts

You’ll just need a few ingredients to make these spider donuts, which you can usually find at any local grocery store, or on Amazon.

container of chocolate frosting, chocolate mini donuts, chocolate sprinkles, candy eyes and bowl of pretzels

Here’s what you need:

How to make your own Mini Spider Donuts

This recipe is so easy that your kids can make them mostly by themselves (they might need a bit of help with the pretzels and the piping bag).

pretzel legs added to donut spider

To begin, break up the pretzel twists to make the spider legs. This is a bit tricky…you want to make sure that you get a length of pretzel that is long enough, so it might take a few tries.

When the pretzel pieces are ready, stick 6 of the legs into the sides of a donut to make the body of the spider.

frosting piped into the center of the donut spider

Next, place some chocolate frosting inside a piping bag fit with a small tip. Add some frosting to the center of the donut, in order to cover up the hole.

candy eyes added to donut spider

Then add two dabs of frosting to the front of the donut and stick the candy eyes to it.

chocolate sprinkles added to top of donut spider

Finish off the spider donut by adding some chocolate sprinkles onto the frosting in the center. This makes it look especially hairy!

tray of mini spider donuts

See how easy that was? You’ll have a big crop of creepy, hairy spiders to take to your kids’ Halloween party to share with their friends 🙂

tray of mini spider donuts next to fall decor
5 from 2 votes

Mini Spider Donuts

These Mini Spider Donuts are fast and easy Halloween treats that are perfect for school parties. They come together very quickly with store-bought ingredients, but look like you spent all day decorating them!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Halloween treats
Servings 12
Author Erin Myers


  • 1 package mini chocolate donuts
  • 1 bag pretzel twists
  • candy eyeballs
  • 1 tub chocolate frosting
  • chocolate sprinkles


  1. Break pretzel twists to a good length for a spider leg. 

  2. Use 6 pretzel sticks and place into each donut as the legs of the spider.

  3. Fill in the donut hole by adding chocolate frosting with a piping bag and tip.

  4. Add the candy eyes to the front of the donut with 2 small dabs of chocolate frosting.

  5. Finish by adding the chocolate sprinkles on top of the frosting-filled center.

tray of mini spider donuts next to fall decor

I hope you’ll try making these frightfully fun Mini Spider Donuts for this year’s Halloween celebrations! They’ll be the talk of the class 🙂

For more fun Halloween treats, check out this list of 30 Fun Halloween Desserts!

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5 thoughts on “Mini Spider Donuts: Fast and Easy Halloween Treats”

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    5 stars
    These Spider Donuts are just adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday, we have really enjoyed it. Hope you have a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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