11 Halloween Recipes From The Pioneer Woman That Don't Hold Back on Sugar

We turn to Ree Drummond for easy weeknight recipes and ultracomforting recipes, not to mention stunning seasonal menus, too. As to be expected, Ree's Halloween menu is sweet and clever, just like the Pioneer Woman herself.

Crazy Brownies

Peanut butter cups, Rolo candies, and M&M's stuff the insides of these gooey brownies, hacked together from chocolate cake mix.

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The Pioneer Woman's brother named her cookie bars "spreads" because the cookie dough spreads as it bakes. Once it's cooked, Ree sprinkles chocolate chips over the top of the hot cookie and spreads the melted chocolate on top. Turn it into a Halloween "spread" by topping it with candy, mini marshmallows, M&M's, and caramel sauce.

Get the recipe: Halloween spread

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Bake refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough in mini muffin tins and squish a mini peanut butter cup in the center when the cookie cups are still warm from the oven. These pair best with whole milk, Ree says.

Get the recipe: chocolate peanut butter cup cookies

Crazy Bark

As the bark's name implies, go crazy with the toppings! Gummy candies, Oreos, and candy-coated chocolates are all legitimate choices.

Get the recipe: crazy bark

Caramel Apples

While you can get fancy with your caramel apple designs, like Ree, a simpler version of hers involves dipping the apples in a butterscotch sauce and rolling them in crushed Oreo cookies.

Get the recipe: caramel apples

Homemade Gumdrops

Ree calls these cherry gumdrops "yummy gummies."

Get the recipe: homemade gumdrops

Bloody Punch

A mix of juices and sodas combine together for a punch that looks shockingly like blood. Don't forget that frozen ice hand!

Get the recipe: bloody punch

Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

Think of these as marshmallow treats made with popcorn and sweetened with candy-corn kernels.

Get the recipe: candy corn popcorn balls

Cake Eyeballs

These cake eyeballs are filled with red velvet cake, naturally.

Get the recipe: cake eyeballs

"Platter of Darkness"

Create a "Platter of Darkness" for your party. Cherries, dark-chocolate-coated nuts, chocolate wafer cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels, and licorice are obvious choices.

Get the recipe: "Platter of Darkness"