Funfetti Gooey 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!

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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!)

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!
Yield 9 -12 bars
Serving Size


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9” pan with foil and spray liberally with cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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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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  1. 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.

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  3. 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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  5. 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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