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Monday, March 8, 2021

Mermaid Dunkaroo Dip Recipe

Learn how to make Dunkaroo dip at home.  This 4 ingredient cake batter dip is the latest Tiktok trend and is an easy recipe based on the classic Dunkaroo cookies and dip that were discontinued several years ago.  This makes a delicious dessert dip for both kids and adults, and the fun mermaid Dunkaroo dip with cream cheese variation is perfect for pool parties or kids birthday parties.

Do you remember Dunkaroos?  They were packs of crackers with a creamy frosting like dip.  I used to love them, but of course my mom rarely bought them.

When my kids were little, I used to get them a Dunkaroo dip snack sometimes.  Of course, Mom had to take one or two packs just for nostalgia's sake.  

Thanks to the wonder of the Internet and Tiktok, now I have a cake batter dip recipe to share with all of you!  I made mine a mermaid Dunkaroo dip recipe, but you can make other variations or make a funfetti dip recipe.

I made this when we will be at the lake all day or at home swimming.  It's a quick and easy snack, and I can set out lots of things to dip in this vanilla cake batter dip.

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Mermaid Dunkaroo Dip Recipe

What Are Dunkaroos?

Dunkaroos were little snack packs made my Betty Crocker.  They were introduced in 1990 and were discontinued in 2012.

The packs were small with about 10 small cookies and a little bit of a tasty cookie frosting like dip.  

Betty Crocker did bring back Dunkaroos a few years ago with their original recipe.  I have bought them just for the same of enjoying something that my kids and I shared from our childhood,  but I also found a vanilla cake batter dip recipe.

I like making my own Dunkaroo dip recipe because I can make a big bowl of it for about the same price as the packs.  I can also use different things to dip in it.

What to Serve With Mermaid Dunkaroo Dip Recipe

I like to set out several different things to eat with this vanilla cake batter dip recipe.  

Here are some suggestions:

  • Sugar cookies
  • Animal crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Apple slices
  • Oreos
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Wafer cookies


How To Make Dunkaroo Dip?

This Dunkaroo dip recipe is also called vanilla cake better dip recipe because it tastes like an edible cake batter.

I make a 4 ingredient cake batter dip with a dry cake mix, whipped topping (Cool Whip), cream cheese, and milk.  

I also added mermaid sprinkles just for fun.

I made my Dunkraoo dip with cream cheese.  You can also use unflavored Greek yogurt, but I like the taste of the cream cheese.  

However, I have made with my Instant Pot cold start yogurt recipe, and it turned out great.

Dunkaroo Dip With Cream Cheese Recipe Variations

I used a Duncan Hines blue velvet cake mix for my cake batter dip recipe.  You can use any vanilla cake mix.

I used mermaid sprinkles, but you can use unicorn sprinkles or any other kind if you want.  This Etsy shop has 100s of fun sprinkles, including holiday sprinkles and different color combinations (think Grad parties or sports game parties).  

You can also use a funfetti cake mix to make a cake batter dip recipe.  This already has the sprinkles in it, so you won't have to buy more.

Check out these boxed cake mix hacks for ways to doctor up a boxed cake mix.  If you're looking for more recipes that use a boxed cake mix, try one of these 47 recipes from boxed cake mix.

How Long Does Dunkaroo Dip With Cream Cheese Last?

Your cake batter dip recipe will last about 3 days.  It does have cream cheese in it, so it should be stored in the fridge.

You can make it up to two days ahead of time.  Store in the fridge until you are ready to serve.  

It will be hard in the fridge, but it will get softer as it cools.  You can add more milk if you want to.

Vanilla Cake Batter Dip Recipe Tips and Tricks

For best results with your Dunkaroo dip snack, use these tips:

  • Let the cream cheese soften at room temperature before making this Dunkaroo dip with cream cheese.
  • Use a hand mixer to combine the ingredients.
  • You can use a fruit flavored cake mix to add some flavor.
  • Use a gluten free cake mix to make a gluten free Dunkaroo dip snack.
  • You can freeze this 4 ingredient cake batter dip recipe up to three months.  Let thaw overnight in the fridge.
  • Since this Dunaroo dip snack has cream cheese, milk, and whipped topping, it can only be at room temperature for a few hours.  Place the bowl of dip in a bowl of ice to keep it out longer.
  • You can also serve half of it and keep the other half in the fridge.  Swap the bowls after one to two hours.
  • Use unflavored Greek yogurt in place of the cream cheese if desired.
  • You can substitute the blue velvet cake for a funfetti cake mix recipe.

Mermaid Dunkaroo Dip Recipe Ingredients

You will need to the following ingredients to make a 4 ingredient cake batter dip recipe:


Mermaid Dunkaroo Dip Recipe Directions

Here's now to make 4 ingredient cake batter dip:

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, softened cream cheese, and whipped topping.
  • Add the milk and stir well.
  • Place in a serving dish.
  • Add mermaid sprinkles to the top.

I set the bowl of mermaid Dunkaroo dip without yogurt on a tray.  Then I set cookies, pretzels, and pieces of fruit around the dip.

If I'm serving this outside by the pool, I set the dip in a bowl of ice to keep it cool.  I also use put less in the bowl and keep the rest in the fridge.  

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Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Mermaid Dunkaroo Dip

Mermaid Dunkaroo Dip

Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min
How to make a mermaid Dunkaroo cake batter dip recipe.


  • Mermaid Sprinkles ( Michael’s)
  • 15oz Whipped Topping
  • 18oz Box Blue Velvet Cake Mix
  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • Cookies ( For Dunking)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, cream cheese & whipped topping.
  2. Pour in the milk & mix.
  3. Place in a serving dish.
  4. Cover with sprinkles.
  5. Use the cookies for dunking & enjoy!



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