What’s This? There’s ‘Nightmare’ Donuts Everywhere!

Who doesn’t love donuts? Now add a Nightmare Before Christmas twist and we are all over these. DisneyFamily has a Nightmare Before Christmas Donut recipe and we think it is fantastic.


First off, make sure you have these ingredients on hand:

1/2 cup buttersoftened

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 cups flour

2 tablespoons baking powder

Pinch of salt

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Black, orange, and teal (can mix blue and green) food coloring

Piping bag and tip

Donut pan

Vegetable oil

Red sour belts


Next, let’s get started on the baking!

  1. Whisk butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

2. Add in egg and mix well.

3. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the mixture and combine. Then mix in milk and vanilla.


4. Scoop out 4 tablespoons of dough, add black food coloring and 1 tablespoon of flour. Mix well and add to a piping bag.

5. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of dough, add orange food coloring and 1 tablespoon of flour. Mix and add to a piping bag.

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5. Scoop out 1/3 of remaining dough and color it teal.

6. Lightly grease donut pan with vegetable oil. Fill the donut pan with plain and teal colored mixture — to about 80 percent full. Bake at 350° F for 5 minutes, then lower to 300°. Continue baking for 20 minutes.

7. Using the colored dough in steps 4, 5, and 6, draw out the features on the donuts. Return to the oven and bake at 300° F for 5 minutes. Once cooled, cut sour belts and add to the Sally donut.

The best part is you can make as many Jacks or Sallys as you want. Mix it up! This is such a fun recipe!

Source: DisneyFamily

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.