October 14th, 2016

Bloodshot Eyeball Donuts

Guys, I have to confess something. I am terrible at Halloween treats. Almost everything I try ends up looking like a Pinterest fail, if you know what I mean. So I’m pretty excited about these super easy Bloodshot Eyeball Donuts!

Bloodshot Eyeball Donuts

The number one thing I love about these–those little powdered donuts. Seriously, one of my favorite things ever! I should by an extra bag when I make these, so I’ll actually have some donuts left when I’m done.

I also love that these creepy, fun Halloween treats are super simple to make, and don’t require any baking. In fact, this is a perfect thing for kids to make. Even if they come out looking bad, well…..they’re supposed to look bad. They’re bloodshot eyeballs, after all!

Bloodshot Eyeball Donuts

Besides little powdered donuts, you just need some cherry sours candies, candy eyeballs, and red decorator gel (the kind in a little tube). Stick your eyeball onto your cherry sour and push down so the cherry sour cracks and flattens a bit. You could also use regular red or white frosting for this, since it won’t show.

Then you’ll need to make a rim of red gel around the hole in your donut. Press the smooshed cherry sour, with eyeball attached, into the hole until the donut starts to crack a little bit–that’s how you get the bloodshot effect. Like I said, super easy!

I’m pretty sure my boys thought I was the greatest mom ever when they came home from school and saw these “eyeballs” sitting on the kitchen counter. I mean, what’s not to love about donuts and candy combined into one creepy-cool Halloween treat?

Bloodshot Eyeball Donuts

Preparation 20 min 2017-04-28T00:20:00+00:00 Cook Time 2017-04-28T00:00:00+00:00
Serves 1     adjust servings


  • 1 bag or carton of mini powdered sugar donuts
  • 1 bag of cherry sours candy
  • 1-2 tubes of red decorator gel
  • Candy eyeballs


  1. Press a candy eyeball into a cherry sour and smash to slightly flatten and crack the cherry sour. Put a small amount of red decorator gel into the indentation you have created in the cherry sour, then attach the candy eyeball.
  2. Pipe a rim of red decorator gel around the outside edge of the donut hole. Press the red eye you have created into the hole, so the gel squeezes out from the hole and the donut cracks slightly. Repeat with remaining candy, eyeballs and donuts.

Be sure to save this frighteningly easy Halloween treat to your favorite Pinterest board for later!

Bloodshot Eyeball Donuts

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  1. Love these! Great idea!

  2. A Halloween treat I can actually make! Even better, one my kids can make! I passed this over when you first posted it because I figured it was probably too complicated for me ha ha! Going on my to-make list!

    Love your meal plans, btw!


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