A Pioneer Halloween: Make Ree's Spooky Spread

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Wonder how Ree Drummond celebrates Halloween? Food Network Magazine caught up with The Pioneer Woman — who lives miles from her neighbors, which makes trick-or-treating a commute. But before Ree and her four children (Alex, 16, Paige, 14, Bryce, 11, and Todd, 9) leave their Oklahoma ranch and drive to the nearest town in search of candy, Ree puts on a pre-party.

Ree's recipes are simple to prepare and family-friendly. Check out the links below for Candy Corn Popcorn Balls and Bloody Punch, and then browse the entire gallery for behind-the-scenes phots and even more recipes.

Candy Corn Popcorn Balls: Ree's homemade popcorn balls, studded with peanuts and candy corn, are party-ready in just 25 minutes.

Bloody Punch: For the best hand-shaped ice mold, hang a glove filled with punch (or water) from a rack in your freezer with the fingers pointing down.

A Pioneer Halloween

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Trick-or-Treat Pre-Party

When you live miles from your neighbors, trick-or-treating requires a commute. But before Ree Drummond, host of The Pioneer Woman, and her four children (Alex, Paige, Bryce and Todd) leave their Oklahoma ranch and drive to the nearest town in search of candy, Ree puts on a pre-party.

Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

Ree's homemade popcorn balls, studded with peanuts and candy corn, are party-ready in just 25 minutes.

Pumpkinheads

The kids get dressed up (and goof around) while Ree lays out a Halloween spread.

Platter of Darkness

Ree sets out a tray of dark and spooky treats to set the mood: Black licorice, jelly beans and M&M's are just a few ideas.

Spooky Treats

"I love having treats before we go trick-or-treating," Ree says. "It stretches out Halloween a little bit longer."

Bloody Punch

For the best hand-shaped ice mold, hang a glove filled with punch (or water) from a rack in your freezer with the fingers pointing down.

Fun for Everyone

Ree's basset hound, Walter, gets in on the Halloween fun.

Cake Eyeballs

Use gel icing to decorate these lifelike eyeballs — they're really cake balls — with veins.

The Best Party Accessory

Bryce and Paige mustache you a question.

Caramel Apples

Ree takes her caramel apples to the next level by rolling them in crushed cookies.

Sweet Feast

The whole gang digs into Ree's Halloween spread.

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