Krispy Kreme’s New Candy-Covered Trick-or-Treat Doughnut Looks Scarily Good

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
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Candy-makers aren’t the only ones who put a spooky twist on their tasty treats at Halloween. Bakers want in on the scary scene, too. So Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is offering two new scare-a-licious snacks for the October holiday: The Trick-or-Treat doughnut, and the Monster Batter doughnut.

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“Our newest collection brings the fun-filled spirit and delicious flavors of Halloween, creating an unexpected treat option for celebrations all month long,” said Alison Holder, Krispy Kreme’s vice-president for U.S. marketing. “No matter what your Halloween plans or cravings are, Krispy Kreme has the perfect spooky treat.”

The Trick-or-Treat doughnut takes Krispy Kreme’s iconic original glazed doughnut, dips it in and drizzles it with salted caramel, and then tops the whole thing with pieces of chocolate Halloween candy. (We recognized M&Ms, and what might be bits of Twix.)

The Monster Batter doughnut features cake-batter filling, and is dipped in slime-green icing and topped with monster eyes and festive confetti.

Scary snacks joining the doughnut case at Halloween time aren't new to Krispy Kreme. The chain will also offer two favorites from prior years, the pumpkin-faced Jack-O-Lantern doughnut, and a chocolate iced doughnut with Halloween sprinkles.

The treats are available at participating Krispy Kreme shops from now through Halloween, Oct. 31.

Want to munch on one for free, whether or not it’s a Halloween-themed one? Those who wear a costume to a participating Krispy Kreme shop on Halloween get a free doughnut of their choice.

The Trick-or-Treat and Monster Batter doughnuts are new treats for Halloween, but if you love old-school snacks, check out these intriguing origin stories for candy corn and other Halloween candies.