Spookilicious Glow In The Dark Buttermilk Donuts

Just in time for Halloween, “Glonuts” are the food that’s trending this year.  Now you can easily make these buttermilk glow in the dark donuts at home.

Halloween is fast becoming one of the biggest “holidays” of the year, with adults and kids alike getting more and more creative with costumes, party themes and food.  Retail spending on this yearly spook-fest has skyrocketed and people are hungry for new ways to celebrate the season.  Pinterest is simply loaded with cute, funny and gorey recipe ideas that can elevate your party table with tons of eerie eats!



The latest craze of Halloween-worthy treats is donuts that actually glow in the dark.  Craftsy is providing the secret to making the frosting luminescent – simply using tonic water and placing under a black light!  They are also sharing a yummy buttermilk donut recipe that you can make at home.  If you aren’t inclined to make your own donuts, simply buy some unfrosted donuts and top with the frosting.  You can also try this frosting on cookies for a little variety.


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credit: Craftsy


Here’s your ingredient list for creepy Glow In The Dark Donuts:

Makes about 10-12 doughnuts and 10-12 holes

Buttermilk Donuts:

  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups (approximate) vegetable oil for frying


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons tonic water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Visit Craftsy for the full recipe.


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