Candy Corn Doughnuts

a stack of candy corn doughnuts in front of a jug of milk with doughnuts and pumpkins in the background

5 from 11 reviews

These candy corn doughnuts are every bit as easy as they are pretty. If you’re looking for a last minute Halloween treat, this is it!




  1. Bake (or buy) your doughnuts and make sure they’ve cooled to room temperature (if you baked them). In a medium-size bowl, beat the powdered sugar and milk until thick.
  2. Make sure there aren’t any powdered sugar lumps.
  3. Separate your icing into three bowls. Tint one orange, one yellow, and leave the third one white.
  4. Spoon a couple of tablespoons of each color onto a plate or shallow bowl. Make sure the colors are close enough to touch.
  5. Dip the top of each doughnut into the icing, making sure you don’t push it so far down that it touches the plate (this will make the icing patchy wherever the doughnut touched the plate).
  6. Allow the excess icing to drip off before turning the doughnut right side up.
  7. Add another tablespoon of each icing to the plate and repeat. Make sure to refresh the icing between each couple of dips.
  8. Allow the icing to harden completely (about 20-30 minutes) before packaging.


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