Life has its hard moments — there’s no denying that. But there are also plenty of reasons to celebrate. Even the small victories matter, like making it to Friday after a reaaaally long week. Or maybe it’s a friend’s birthday or your favorite holiday. Regardless of the occasion, here’s the perfect recipe to bring to a party — or one that gives you an awesome excuse to throw a party.
I’m talking about Dunkaroo Dip! Please tell me you remember Dunkaroos? They were the greatest possible lunchbox snack with the most adorable kangaroo mascot. Even though they don’t make Dunkaroos anymore (…or if they do, they’re incredibly to find), this dip is the best substitute!
I saw the recipe on Pinterest, but traced it back to this blog. The blogger calls it “Funfetti Cake Dip,” but I’m going with Dunkaroo Dip, if only for the alliteration. I also added a splash of food dye to make it more colorful, along with some extra sprinkles.
Since the Dunkaroo mascot is probably/most definitely copyrighted, here’s a substitute for that too:
(It’s a photo of my dog, which pretty much shows what your face will look like after you try this dip!)
- 1 box of Funfetti cake mix
- 2 cups of plain, non-fat yogurt
- 1 cup of Cool Whip
- Red food dye
- Animal crackers (Teddy Grahams or Nilla Wafers work too)
- Strawberries (or any other fruit you’d like to dip!)
1. Grab a big mixing bowl, along with a sturdy spoon or spatula.
2. Pour out your cake mix. If you don’t have the “funfetti” kind, you can easily add sprinkles to any vanilla/white cake mix. Same thing!
3. Add your Cool Whip.
4. Don’t forget the yogurt!
(It’ll start to look more appetizing soon — I promise!)
5. Splash a few drops of red food dye.
I chose to make it a pinkish color, but you could do any shade you want.
6. Mix it all together. If you’re like me and stored your Cool Whip in the freezer, it may take a little longer to mix. (Unless you have more patience than I do and actually wait for it to thaw out… That probably works even better!)
Keep mixing until it’s smooth and whatever color you want.
7. Garnish with extra sprinkles. Sure, there’s some already in the cake mix, but is there actually such thing as too many sprinkles?
(Answer: No, never!)
8. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and stick in the fridge to chill. Leave it in there for approximately 4 hours. If you happen to sneak a taste before that, though, it’s still just as delicious.
9. Grab some cookies and some fruit. I tried it with animal crackers and strawberries, but the possibilities are endless!
10. Dig in and enjoy!