Funfetti Gooey Bars

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These Funfetti Gooey Bars are the best gooey bars ever! Made with a cake mix and a few simple ingredients, they are gooey to the max!

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I don’t make the same thing twice very often. Almost never, in fact. I mean, when you’re surrounded by sugar all day every day, most of it new recipes that you can post, the last thing you need (or want) is to make another batch of cookies. Some of my favorite repeats that I’ve posted on this blog (and boy, do I need to update some of these photos!) are:

Crumb Apple Pie

Zucchini Brownies

Peanut Butter Cookies (in some variation)

Banana Bread (in some variation)

Cinnamon Rolls (again, I never make the same version twice…)

Coffee Cake (the base is my mom’s recipe)

Fudgy Brownies (often with a new frosting flavor)

So see…even if I do make something twice…it’s often with a new variation. A new frosting flavor, or a new filling.

I have issues, and my daughter often asks for “plain cinnamon rolls” or “just a chocolate chip cookie” and my eyes cross.

I have one more recipe to add to this list: Funfetti Gooey Bars.

I made them twice. In ONE WEEK. That’s how good they were.

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I made the first version and never even photographed them. They came out of the oven and we were super busy that afternoon, and by the next day the pan looked like a fork had attacked it.


So I remade them again. Because I had to share them with you.

These are my favorite gooey (cake) bars ever. They’re actually the first ones I made, before the Healthier Chocolate Gooey Cake Bars. But my friend Heather at Heather’s French Press made some Cake Batter Gooey Bars the same week I made mine. Hers were so fabulous, I had to wait to post a little while. Then I forgot.

Story of my life.

These bars start with a yellow cake mix. You mix that with an egg and some butter. The batter is layered with white chocolate chips, sprinkles, and half a can of sweetened condensed milk. If you use a whole can they are too gooey…hence the fork in the first batch.

These are funfetti to the extreme. Cake batter gooeyness. I need to make them again. YOU need to make them.

I’ve also made a lemon version. I didn’t photograph them. I guess those are going on the remake list too!

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Aren’t you lucky to have found me? 😉

Update: Since I made these the first time and they took off (thank you, Funfetti Gooey Bars, for making this blog popular with the internet), I’ve made tons of gooey bar recipes. You should make every single one, just an idea. (And then check out all my funfetti recipes!)

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Funfetti Gooey Cake Bars

These Funfetti Gooey Bars are the best gooey bars ever! Made with a cake mix and a few simple ingredients, they are gooey to the max!
Servings 9 -12 bars
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick 1/2 cup Challenge Butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup sprinkles divided
  • 1/2 cup from a 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9” pan with foil and spray liberally with cooking spray.
  2. Add cake mix, butter, and egg to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix until a thick dough forms. Add 1/3 cup sprinkles and stir until incorporated.
  3. Press about 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Sprinkle with white chocolate chips and remaining 1/3 cup sprinkles. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the top. Separate remaining dough into small balls and evenly space over the top of the bars. Press down to flatten.
  4. Bake bars for about 30 minutes, or until they just begin to brown. Cool completely before slicing, otherwise the mixture will be too gooey to cut. Optional: eat straight from pan with a fork.

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Funfetti Gooey Bars

Other bars you might like:

Healthier Chocolate Gooey Cake Bars

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Brownie Mud Hen Bars

Brownie Mud Hen Bars by Crazy for Crust | A gooey brownie topped with a crunchy sweet meringue!

Sweets from friends:
Carmelitas by The Recipe Critic
Espresso Chip Cookie Dough Bars by Beyond Frosting
Caramel Pretzel Ooey Gooey Bars by Something Swanky


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  3. I made the funfetti bars yesterday. My only note would be to use less or different sprinkles. I used Betty Crocker sprinkles and the colors blended together, it was messy and not as cute as the photos here. I followed the recipe exactly and it was very sweet.

    • I know, different sprinkles behave so differently! I use Cake Mate Sprinkles (I think they’re a product of BC, but not 100% sure) that come in a tub at some grocery stores and Walmart. Those always perform best for me!

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  6. Oh my! The funfetti Gooey Cake Bars are devine! I made them on the 10th and couldn’t stop thinking about them long after they were gone! Tonight at the grocery store, my daughter asked to make them again! LOL….that’s my girl! 🙂
    We’ve already finished a row!! 🙂
    Then WOW, I saw the others in this post! I hadn’t looked beyond the Funfetti bars recipe!
    I have two more to try!

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  8. I made these a few weeks ago and seriously ate almost the whole thing except for the couple pieces I allowed my husband to have in less than hours! lol now im attempting to double it for 9×13.

  9. less than 24 hours^ lol!

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  11. These look sooo good. This might be a silly question but all I have is a hand mixer… Would I be able to use that for these??

  12. I made this today but used chocolate cake mix and it turned out Great 

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  14. I just made these for Thanksgiving tomorrow (I know, a little nontraditional but who cares!) I just tried one and it was SO good & they were rather inexpensive to make too (cost of food is high where I live) So glad I came across this recipe! Thank You!

  15. Does it matter what kind of cake mix can it be something else besides yellow 

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  19. Love your blog! Planning on making this tonight.



  20. I live in Ireland, so we use a different measurement system, could anyone tell me how I would make these using grammes, or ounces measurements for the ingredients. Thank you so much.

  21. Can you use marshmallows instead of chocolate chips? We have a chocolate allergy :/

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  27. I’m from the UK and I have no idea what yellow cake mix is.. Help?! I HAVE to make these!!

  28. im doing these for my daughters bday and just wondering how many days do these last in an airtight container? also should they be kept in the fridge? thanks

    • They will last about 3-4 days in an airtight container, but good luck having them last that long, ha! No need to refrigerate but you can freeze them in a single layer for up to a month!

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  32. I pinned this recipe because ..
    1. They looked sooo good.
    2. I have an 11 year old that is starting to know her way around the kitchen and this seemed easy enough for her.
    I was right on both points! My daughter had fun making them and they didn’t last 24hrs!

  33. These are super easy to make and very yummy! I was only able to eat a little square cause it’s really rich!! B+


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  37. I just made these and they are the best thing I have ever put in my mouth

  38. can these be made with gluten free cake mix? I used one and the mix seems more crumbly and not forming a dough ball. My husband thinks it may be because the GF mix is ‘heavier’ in weight and needs another egg or an extra Tbsp butter. Anyone tried making this Gluten Free? 

    • I haven’t used the GF mix, so I’m not sure about extra liquid. Are you using a hand or a stand mixer? A stand mixer takes about 1-2 min to get the dough into a cohesive ball, a hand mixer will take longer. If it’s still crumbly, you could add a little more butter or even a few teaspoons of milk!

  39. While waiting for my floor to dry I happened upon your Blog and have copied I don’t yet know how many recipes for “gooey”. For the Cinnamon Bun Brownies can you use cinnamon flavoring instead of the dry cinnamon?

    • Thanks for following Muriel! I’m sure you can, but I’ve never used it so I’m not sure how much. If it’s extract, maybe start with 1/4-1/2 teaspoon and taste the dough? You could probably go up to 1 teaspoon, but I’m not sure how potent it is. If it’s the oil, then probably just a few drops!

  40. Found this recipe on Pinterest and I’m glad I did!  I used butterscotch chip as I didn’t have white chocolate, otherwise made as written.  Yummy bars, will make again!!

  41. I love the look of the funfetti gooey bars! OMG Yum!

  42. hi dorothy! can you use cake mix with pudding in the mix? i want toby use a betty crocker super moist rainbow chip box

  43. I just made these per directions, although I used red and green sprinkles for a holiday potluck.

    I would recommend using half the dough for the base and the other half for the top. Using 2/3 for the base did not leave me enough to cover the center mixture and it bubbled up between the cracks and kinda got a little brown (white chips turned golden and green sprinkles melted together. So aesthetically not near as appealing as the photos.

    I am waiting for these to cool, completely, I have learned my lesson with bars and patience, otherwise I left with a mess.

  44. I made these with gluten free funfetti mix and 2eggs instead of 1 and they were delicious!!!

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  46. I have made these five or six times for my advisory at my high school, and a group of 10 teenage girls can polish off a 9×13 in about fifteen minutes. So good and they keep asking me to make them! They’re great because I can get them done in between doing homework, and they seem much more impressive than the work I actually put into them.

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  48. is there a similar recipe that doesnt involve a cake mix as I prefer to make from scratch? maybe a Blondie recipe would work?

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