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This nostalgic Dunkaroo Dip is made with only 5 ingredients and tastes exactly like the real Dunkaroo dip from back in the day! It’s the perfect party dip and it takes less than 5 minutes to whip up.

If you love Dunkaroos, be sure to try my Dunkaroo Cheesecake Bites!

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Dunkaroo Dip

This homemade Dunkaroo Dip recipe is an easy dessert dip your whole family will love. Do you remember your favorite childhood snacks? This dip was mine! If you grew up in and 90s and early 2000s you’ll love this nostalgic treat because Dunkaroos was the most popular snack ever!

I remember eating the original Dunkaroos in my school lunches, after school snacks, and little play dates with friends. We were all obsessed with them because how could you not love a mini snack-sized cookies and frosting treat? I would get so excited to rip the wrapper off and dunk a cookie in the deliciously sweet frosting dip..hence the name “Dunkaroos”!

This Dunkaroo Dip aka Funfetti Dip (since it’s make with a box of funfetti cake mix) tastes just like the famous frosting dip but even better because it’s homemade. This is the perfect dip to serve at a birthday party, baby shower, snack, or dessert. I can guarantee everyone will love this dip and its perfect for all occasions!

Another one of my favorite savory nostalgic treats to make is my Homemade Bagel Bites! We just couldn’t get enough of that fun snack as a kid.

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Ingredients

Cool whip: I prefer to use lite or non-fat cool whip to keep this dip on the lighter side. Be sure the cool whip is defrosted.

Funfetti cake mix: the key ingredient that gives this dip a frosting and funfetti cake flavor.

Vanilla yogurt: I prefer to use vanilla Greek yogurt because of the consistency but any vanilla flavored yogurt will work. Plain yogurt will also work just add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Animal crackers: for dipping. See below for other dipping ideas.

Colorful sprinkles: I used rainbow sprinkles but you can use any colors you want.

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How To Make Dunkaroo Dip

First, you want to heat treat the cake mix (instructions on how to heat treat the cake mix is in the recipe card). Then, combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix with a whisk or wooden spoon. Alternatively, you can also beat together with an electric mixer.

Be sure to mix until there are no lumps in the mix. Place in a serving bowl and top with extra sprinkles (totally optional but it makes this dip more fun). Let the dip chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.

Serve chilled dip with animal crackers or your favorite dippers. You can eat this dip at room temperature but I highly recommend chilling it to set for best results.

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Recipe Tips & Variations

Cake mix: you can use white cake mix instead of funetti cake mix. Be sure to add in 1/2 cup of sprinkles to the dip.

Chocolate Dunkaroo Dip: use chocolate cake mix to make this dip into a chocolate flavored dunkaroo dip.

Sprinkles: use your favorite sprinkles or you can completely omit the sprinkles to make this a Cake Mix Dip. Use holiday themed sprinkles for different holidays like pastel sprinkles to make an Easter Dunkaroo Dip or red and green sprinkles to make a Christmas Dunkaroo Dip.

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How To Heat Treat The Cake Mix

Heating the cake mix will kill any harmful bacteria or present in the raw flour if theres any. To make cake mix safe to eat, place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 5-10 minutes.

Just be sure it doesn’t burn. You can also microwave the cake mix which would be the quickest and easiest way. Place the cake mix in a bowl and heat on high for 20-45 seconds. Each microwave is different, so please be mindful of the temperature.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s light, fluffy, sweet and creamy.
  • Kids can make this fun dip since all you do is mix the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Tastes just like the original Dunkaroo dip.
  • Incredibly easy to make with only 5 ingredients.
  • Low-fat so you don’t have to feel bad about indulging!
  • You can serve this dip with your favorite dippers.
  • Perfect for birthday parties, holidays, potlucks, or any occasion.
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Other Dipping Options

  • Nilla Wafers
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Barnum’s Animal Crackers
  • Animal cookies
  • Fresh fruit
  • Pretzels
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Graham crackers
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Leftovers & Storage

Store any leftover dip in an airtight container or cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. You may need to stir the dip when you want to eat it again to combine all of the ingredients.

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Dunkaroo Dip

This nostalgic Dunkaroo Dip is made with only 5 ingredients and tastes exactly like the real Dunkaroo dip from back in the day! It's the perfect party dip and it takes less than 5 minutes to whip up.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake batter dip, dunkaroo dip, funfetti dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time (optional): 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 8 oz. tube of fat-free or lite Cool Whip
  • 1 cup vanilla flavored Greek yogurt fat-free or low-fat works best
  • 1/4-1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • dippers (animal crackers, teddy grahams, pretzels, graham crackers, or Nilla wafers)

Instructions

  • Heat treat the cake mix (instructions on how to heat treat the cake mix is below in the recipe card).
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix with a whisk or wooden spoon. Alternatively, you can also beat together with an electric mixer.
  • Be sure to mix until there are no lumps in the mix. Place in a serving bowl and top with extra sprinkles (totally optional but it makes this dip more fun). Let the dip chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
  • Serve chilled dip with animal crackers or your favorite dippers. You can eat this dip at room temperature but I highly recommend chilling it to set for best results.
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Notes

Recipe Notes:
  1. Store any leftover dip in an airtight container or cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. You may need to stir the dip when you want to eat it again.
  2. To heat treat the cake mix to make it safe to eat, place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 5-10 minutes. You can also microwave the cake mix which would be the quickest and easiest way. Place the cake mix in a bowl and heat on high for 20-45 seconds. Each microwave is different, so please be mindful of the temperature.

This recipe was originally published on Apr. 9, 2015. It was republished on Aug. 9, 2022, to include additional information and photos.

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45 Comments

    1. Hi Dayna, I have not had any issues with eating raw cake mix, especially since there isn’t any raw eggs in this recipe. This recipe is large enough for 8 servings and is not meant to be eaten as one serving. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Thank you, Kathryn

      1. Eating raw flour can be dangerous. Its not only the eggs that makes eating cake mix bad to eat but the actual flour. You can get e coli from eating uncooked/ treated flour

  1. 5 stars
    I know if I show this to my grandkids I will have to make it. I think this will be the perfect treat for celebrating the first week of back to school.

  2. 5 stars
    My toddler and I had so much fun making this together, for daddy he said. Though I believe he ate many more animal cookies dipped than anyone else. Thank you for the fun treat.

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve never heard of Dunkaroos, but this was so cute! Love how easy it was to make, I’ll be putting it on top of chocolate brownies next time!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this for a party! It turned out incredible and was so pretty. The salted pretzels were my favorite to use for dipping. Everyone loved it.

  5. 5 stars
    This funfetti dunkaroo dip is so sweet, fun, and delicious! Love how simple it is to make and it paired well with pretzels and surprisingly carrots 😉

  6. 5 stars
    This looks like a great idea for a child’s birthday party. Using the Greek yogurt makes it a little healthier than the original version I ate back in the day! Thanks for the recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    This is fantastic! My kiddo loved it (and so did I, ha!) I’ll totally make this again. So much better than the store-bought version I remember as a kid.

  8. 5 stars
    My first time hearing/learning about Dunkaroo dip and this wowed me! My kids will be excited to make it! Thanks for sharing!