‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond’s Best Halloween Recipes

Ree Drummond has some fun Halloween recipes that are perfect for the spooky holiday. The best part is The Pioneer Woman star’s Halloween treats are so simple to make — find out how to make her cemetery pudding dirt cups, pretzel spider webs, fun cookie ghosts, and doughnut hole eyeballs.

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond wears a bright shirt and smiles on the set of the 'Today' show in 2019
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Ree Drummond makes dirt cups that look like a mini graveyard

Drummond demonstrated how to make some of her best Halloween recipes during an episode of The Pioneer Woman. The most impressive was her Halloween dirt cups. “They’re going to look like little cemeteries in cups — you’re going to love them,” the host explained.

She started by making an easy homemade chocolate pudding, then allowed it to chill in cups before assembling the little individual graveyards.

The Pioneer Woman star sprinkled crushed chocolate cookies on top of the pudding for the “dirt,” then wrote ‘RIP’ with an edible marker on a store-bought cookie to resemble a tombstone. After placing the tombstone into the dessert, she added some fun extras — candy bones and body part gummy candies.

“And you can just have fun with it. You could add gummy worms if you want,” Drummond said. “Even though they’re a little bit morbid, I think they’re precious.”

The full recipe is available on the Food Network website.

Drummond made spider webs and little ghosts

The Pioneer Woman star made what she called “ghoulish treats” using white candy melts. First up, she made cute pretzel spider webs. She arranged pretzel sticks in a star shape then used a piping bag filled with melted white candy melts to create the web. “This is such an easy treat to make with kiddos,” she explained. “It really doesn’t take any skill at all, which is why I am making them… this is so easy!”

She suggested going around the edges of the pretzel web a few times with the candy melts for “really good support.” Then she scattered sprinkles over the top and let them sit and harden.

Drummond also made cookie ghosts using melted white candy melts. “The easiest ghosts you have ever seen,” Drummond said as she dipped store-bought peanut butter cookies in the melted candy, then placed them on parchment paper. She finished each ghostly treat with chocolate chip eyes and let them set.

‘The Pioneer Woman’ star’s doughnut hole eyeballs are a fun ‘spooky treat’

Drummond also found a way to make spooky eyeballs using a store-bought ingredient. “We are going to make doughnut hole eyeballs,” she said. “I’m obsessed with making eyeball treats and there are so many ways to go about it. I’m using store-bought doughnut holes — and just wait ‘til you see how cute these are.”

She melted green candy melts and dipped a doughnut hole in the mixture, tapping to coat it. Drummond placed a candy eyeball on each dipped doughnut hole, then piped on red candy melts to make bloodshot eyes. The Pioneer Woman star allowed the spooky eyeballs to set for about 15 minutes.

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