7 Scary-Good Recipes To Bring To Your Labor Day Cookout!

Labor Day is the first Monday in September. It’s a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Many of us celebrate this rare day off with BBQ’s, cookouts, camping, or just eating and celebrating with friends in general. This holiday, do all of those things in style, with some scary-good, horror-inspired recipes! Here are 7 spooky recipes to bring to your Labor Day celebration!

#1: Ghostbusters Green Slime Popcorn


Who knew such yummy ingredients could create such a terrifying treat? Popcorn, brown sugar, butter, marshmallows, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and food coloring come together to make a slimy treat sure to make your guests bring out their own proton packs. Get the full recipe on Babble.

#2: “Brain” Dumplings with Chile-Sesame Sauce

Pork Wonton Mini-brains. A111113 Food & Wine Halloween w/Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Oct 2012
Pork Wonton Mini-brains. A111113 Food & Wine Halloween w/Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Oct 2012

These pork dumplings filled with shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, scallions, and ginger look absolutely grotesque when served in your favorite apothecary jar. Add some extra sauce for extra disgust. Get the full recipe on Delish.

#3: Dead Man’s Finger Sandwich Snacks


The kids will love these sandwich snacks! The cream cheese, almonds and jelly mix together to make this a satisfyingly spooky snack! Get the full recipe via Parenting.

#4: Spiked Lemonade ala “Cabin Fever”


Remember the end of “Cabin Fever” when the kids scoop up the tainted water to add to their lemonade stand? Remind your guests of this moment only after they’ve tried this incredible spiked lemonade concoction. I take no responsibility for any fallout that may occur from this.

#5: Classic Bloody Hot Dog Fingers


Every great Labor Day Celebration has to have some good (or not so good) hot dogs. This is perhaps the most fun and easy way to infuse a little horror into your party. Check out these bloody hot dog fingers. Mmmm….

#6: “Children Of The Corn” Corn On The Cob


The addition of a bit of brown sugar makes these pieces of corn on the cob just as deceptively sweet as the kids in the film. Serve for dessert or alongside your fav baked beans…trust me, it’s amazing!

#7: Sand and Sea Beach Cupcakes


A Labor Day Celebration on the beach is the perfect time to remind everyone of the movie that terrified them out of swim lessons as a child. These Sand and Sea Beach Cupcakes are both delicious, and a deliciously devious treat to add to your party! Get the recipe via Babble.



Happy Labor Day!

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