‘Dunkaroo’ Funfetti Dip

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If you grew up in the 90’s and early 2000’s then you already know that Dunkaroo’s were the best snack ever! I remember eating these in my school lunches, after school snacks, and little play dates with friends. We were all obsessed with them–they were the best. They came in a little pack with cinnamon cookies and this deliciously sweet vanilla or chocolate frosting spinkle dip. You would rip the wrapper off and then you would dunk the cookies in the dip for the perfect treat…hence the name “dunkaroos”! You just couldn’t go wrong with this old favorite snack.

This light and fluffy dip is simply amaaazzzing. It literally tastes like Dunkaroo dip except–it is lighter and so much better because you can actually enjoy it without the guilt. The best part of this whole dip is…. it’s low-fat! Not to mention, it will bring back a TON of memories as a kid, it did for me at least. To make it extra special, I used another old favorite cookie: Barnum’s Animals Cookies/Crackers to dunk them in. You can also use cinnamon gram crackers, Nilla Wafers, Teddy Grahams, Sugar Cookies, or anything you would like!

Dunkaroo Funfetti Dip

Dunkaroo Funfetti Dip

Ingredients

1 box of Funfetti cake mix

1 8 oz tube of fat-free Cool Whip

1 cup plain fat-free yogurt

1/4-1/2 cup of sprinkles

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix with a whisk or wooden spoon. Be sure to mix until there are no lumps in the mix. Place in a serving bowl and add more sprinkles to the top :). Serve with animal cookies, gram crackers, cookies, or whatever you are in the mood for! You can't go wrong with this dip! Enjoy!
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Circus Animal Cookie Rice Krispy Treats

Circus Animal Cookies were my favorite cookies growing up. I would find in my lunch box at school that my Mom packed. They bring back so many memories of my childhood so I couldn’t resist and added them to one of my favorite treats, Rice Krispy Treats!

Circus Animal Cookie Rice Krispy Treats

Yield: 8

Ingredients:
6 Cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
16 ounces mini marshmallows
3 Tbsp butter
1 bag of animal cookies; coarsely chopped
1 cup of melted candy (white chocolate)
Sprinkles (optional)

Steps:
1. In a large bowl, add cereal and chopped cookies, mix and set aside.
2. In a large microwaveable bowl, add butter and marshmallows and microwave for 2 minutes, or until melted. With a spatula, mix marshmallow mixture until combined and add to cereal bowl.
3. Mix until cereal is coated with marshmallow mixture. In a 13 x 9 baking pan, add mixture and press down with spatula. This will make the treats firm and stay together. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
4. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in microwave until melted (usually 2 minutes). Pour on top of treats and spread evenly with spatula. Add sprinkles and let settle for 30 minutes, or until chocolate is hard. Once chocolate is hard, cut into squares and enjoy!!

*Too speed up the process, I always put my rice krispy treats in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

*Instead of melting chocolate chips, I but the “Chocolate/White Chocolate candy melts”, it is usually for candy because it hardens nicely and quickly. You can find them at Michael’s craft store, Target, or Safeway in the baking section near the sprinkles.