DIY this classic childhood dessert! Easter Dunkaroo Dip is easy to make, the perfect Easter dessert, and tastes just like you remember.
We all loved Dunkaroo snacks as a kid, so why not make it at home for you and your kids or friends and family?!
Made with Funfetti cake mix, whipped topping, yogurt, and topped with sprinkles, this easy dessert dip is perfect to serve at a party, holiday dinner, or just because!
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Copycat Dunkaroo Dip
This is one of my favorite childhood snacks. Not only is it deliciously addicting, but there was also nothing more exciting than finding one of these favorite dippers in my lunchbox as a kid.
I’ll be honest…they were never in my lunchbox. Mom only packed *healthy* snacks for me, but I always convinced friends to share with me.
Whether you are looking to share in the joy of a timeless and classic Dunkaroo cake batter dip with your kids, or wanting to make it for a holiday get together, birthday parties, and more this dip will be a hit for all ages.
Grab a box of Nilla wafer cookies or animal crackers and get ready to whip up a delicious treat.
What is Dunkaroo Dip?
If you are unfamiliar with Dunkaroo Dip, you are in for quite a treat … literally!
Original Dunkaroos are a fan favorite snack that debuted in 1990 by Betty Crocker. The popular snack came in a perfectly sized snack package, great for lunch boxes or after school snack time, containing cookies and that famous frosting dip.
As you have probably figured out from the name, the cookies are meant to be dipped or “dunked” into the frosting and eaten.
Ingredients for Funfetti Cake Batter Dip Recipe
Cake mix: the base of homemade Dunkaroo Dip is cake mix or cake batter. For this, and to achieve the right flavor, you will need to use Funfetti cake mix.
Dairy: whipped topping, like cool whip, and vanilla Greek yogurt (or plain vanilla yogurt) help create that delicious frosting, provide great flavor, and act as the binder that holds it all together.
Note: you can’t use whipped cream from the can because it is too soft and your dip won’t hold up.
Toppings: dress up your frosting dip for the season with some Easter themed sprinkles.
You can make this recipe for any holiday; just swap out the sprinkles to match the theme.
*For a detailed list of ingredients and measurements, please reference the recipe card down below.
How to Make Homemade Dunkaroo Dip
In just three easy steps and about five minutes of your time, you will be minutes away from enjoying sweet, creamy, and positively delicious copycat Dunkaroo dip.
1. Combine ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine white cake mix, whipped topping, and vanilla Greek yogurt. Mix until combined.
2. Add sprinkles. Spoon mixture into a serving bowl and top with festive sprinkles.
3. Serve. Serve with animal cookies or nilla wafer cookies.
How long does Dunkaroo Dip Last?
Have leftovers? Store it in the fridge or freezer to enjoy it again later!
Storing leftovers in the fridge:
Tightly wrap your leftover dip with plastic wrap, cling wrap, or saran wrap OR put it in an airtight container and place it in the fridge. Refrigerated Dunkaroo dip will stay good for about a week before it’s time to toss it and make a new batch.
Freezing Dunkaroo Dip:
You can keep your homemade Dunkaroo dip in the freezer for about 3 months if it is properly sealed. I recommend using a container like this if you plan on freezing it.
Place it in the refrigerator overnight to thaw and then set it on the counter to bring it to room temperature before digging in.
What kind of cookies are in Dunkaroos?
The epic frosting is just one side of the dynamic duo! Now that we have the frosting down, let’s talk about the cookies.
The most popular flavor is vanilla or vanilla cookies. So, if you are looking to make a true copycat Dunkaroo Dip recipe, I recommend using vanilla wafers.
For Easter, these bunny grahams are SO cute.
However, the one thing I love about cake batter dip is you can pair it with so many other delicious options like:
- Oreo cookies
- Honey graham crackers
- Chocolate graham crackers
- Teddy grahams
- Animal crackers
- or get fancy and dunk fruit, like strawberries, in Dunkaroo frosting dip.
Variations on Funfetti Cake Mix Dip
Get creative with your dip and add in some fun ingredients to make it more fun and change it up.
- Consider mixing in chocolate chips, crushed chocolate easter eggs, pastel colored M&M’s, or you can even add crushed up vanilla wafers to add texture to the frosting dip.
- Try changing the flavor, too! Looking to really shake things up? Consider changing the cake batter mix to lemon or chocolate and make your own new frosting flavor.
- Add food coloring and make it any color you want!
Can you eat Funfetti cake mix raw?
You probably grew up hearing someone in your life say, “don’t lick the spoon” or “don’t eat the raw batter.”
In fact, it’s been advised not to eat raw cake batter of any kind because it can make you sick. This is because cake batter can contain harmful bacteria that is “killed off” only after the batter is cooked or baked.
Now, you may see on Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix boxes that the ingredients are safe to eat raw. However, use your best judgment and always practice safety in the kitchen when cooking and baking.
If you want to be 100% sure, spread the cake mix on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven at 350 F for 5 minutes. Let it cool completely before using.
Helpful Kitchen Tools to Make Funfetti Dip
Sifter: I highly recommend owning a good quality sifter, especially for baking. The sifter came in handy when making this dip because it helps give you the right consistency. Without proper consistency, you could end up with a chunky dip.
Mixer: Using an electric mixer like a hand mixer or Kitchen Aid stand mixer might make prepping this dip even easier for you.
Bowls: Prep bowls are so important when cooking and baking! I recommend this set of bowls that includes a great large bowl for mixing, a medium bowl, and a small bowl.
Serving bowl: If you are looking to serve this dip for Easter, I recommend using a colored serving bowl. However, if you are in a crunch, I recommend grabbing a small bowl and filling it with dip, placing it on a large plate, and laying out the cookies around it on the plate.
Storage containers: I promise, there won’t be leftovers! However, if you find yourself with some extras you can put the cookies back in their original packaging and store them in the pantry. If you have leftover dip, cover it and place it in the fridge!
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Easter Dunkaroo Dip
- 15.25 ounce funfetti cake mix, sifted
- 8 ounces whipped topping, like coolwhip
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- Easter themed sprinkles
- In a large mixing bowl, combine white cake mix, whipped topping and vanilla Greek yogurt. Mix until combined.
- Spoon mixture into a serving bowl and top with festive sprinkles.
- Serve with animal cookies or nilla wafer cookies.