Dunkaroo Dip: A Lunchbox Snack Throwback

Recently I have been dying to go back to my 3rd grade snack days with some good old dunkaroo dip! Rivaling Gushers and the chocolate filled koalas, Dunkaroos were definitely a top 5 elementary school lunchbox snack. Oh the cafeteria memories!

 I quickly found the perfect opportunity to make this over the weekend for a birthday party we were invited to. Accompanying our delicious dunking snack? Animal cookies and lots of fruit {not pictured}.

Dunkaroo Dip

1 box (18 oz) Funfetti cake mix
1 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
2 cups Cool Whip

1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until completely combined and there are no more lumps. Chill in refrigerator for one hour (keeps up to three days or can be frozen).  Serve with animal crackers, teddy grahams/graham crackers, or Nilla Wafers for an easy dessert. 


Note: You can also substitute fat-free Cool Whip and/or yogurt for lower calories.

I added lots of additional sprinkles. After all, it was a birthday celebration we were going to.

Unlike the original Dunkaroos, I ensured there was a more fair ratio of frosting to cookies. There is nothing more frustrating than running out of frosting with a full plate of cookies!

What was your favorite lunchbox snack?



  1. sarahbscott
    June 19, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    That looks so yummy! I was definitely a dunkaroo girl. I love your blog- new follower!

  2. Simply Lowcountry
    June 19, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    I made this for a family event a year or so ago after seeing it on Pinterest.. oh my gosh was it fabulous! I love funfetti to begin with, so this was just pure amazing. Next time though, I'll cut the recipe in half because I ended up throwing a ton of it away.xowww.simplylowcountry.com

  3. Candice @ Just Stay Lovely
    June 19, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    OH MY GOD!!! I need need neeeeeeeddd to try this.I have seen this on pinterest! great tutorial girl.

  4. Pamela
    June 19, 2013 / 1:41 pm

    My cousin made this same dip for our Vacation Bible School on Monday. Oh my gosh, SO good!! She even had some fruit (strawberries & grapes) laid out with it – YUM!

  5. Laura | Our Life in the Queen City
    June 19, 2013 / 1:41 pm

    yum yum! favorite lunchbox snacks, ready go: handisnacks, christmas tree cakes, teddy grahams…yes, these are all still available, and if i could, i would have them now for lunch 😉

  6. Candice Bleh
    June 19, 2013 / 1:47 pm

    This is one of my favorite recipes! It's also very good with pretzels, strawberries, or just a spoon! 🙂

  7. Colleen Sullivan
    June 19, 2013 / 1:54 pm

    I've been cutting down to one dessert a week and you have got me seriously craving this! Oh my, would it be weird to eat it on a piece of toast for breakfast?! You take the prettiest pictures. Do you use a dSLR?

  8. The Whitfields
    June 19, 2013 / 1:56 pm

    That totally takes me back to grade school. Love it! I bet it would be good with fruit as well.

  9. Tori G
    June 19, 2013 / 2:08 pm

    Oh no, it is on now!!

  10. Kate
    June 19, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    I make this all of the time for parties and people always devoured it!

  11. Emily
    June 19, 2013 / 5:06 pm

    I have to make this!! I loved when mom had a coupon for dunkaroos! My parents were frugal before frugal was cool! haha we only got the cool snacks when they were on sale! hahaCan't wait to try this recipe out! I do have to say Ho-Hos and Ding-dongs were definitely a favorite for me!

  12. Molly @ Sweet Carolina Wife
    June 19, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    I used to get SO excited if my mom put Dunkaroos in my lunch box! Definitely going to make this next time I need a dip recipe! YUM!

  13. Romantic Savy
    June 19, 2013 / 11:10 pm

    It's one of the best snacks! Unfortunately when I made it, it didn't taste the same but it sure is good!!!!

  14. Ashley
    June 20, 2013 / 12:59 am

    oh my gosh I've made this before and it's delicious! SO addicting!

  15. Jacque Pinol
    June 20, 2013 / 4:22 am

    I love Dunkaroos!!! Im so making this!!!!! THanks!mamaplusmini.blogspot.com

  16. ~The Neaves Nest~
    June 20, 2013 / 2:18 pm

    those look amazing! takes me back to childhood! Thanks for sharing! Found you thru sweet Darci:)

  17. erica
    June 20, 2013 / 6:34 pm

    Making this for the weekend… yum!!! xx

  18. Sabbade
    February 25, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    Could I use this as a cake frosting?

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