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These Cake Mix Cookie Bars are the best funfetti gooey bars you will ever make! They are made with cake mix and then add white chocolate chips and sprinkles – you can’t go wrong. This is my first ever viral recipe – can you see why?

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  • Funfetti Gooey Bars
  • Ingredients Needed
  • How to make Cake Mix Gooey Bars
  • Expert Tips
  • Funfetti Gooey Bars Recipe Recipe

Funfetti Gooey Bars

These gooey bars are one of my favorite sweet treats, especially these funfetti ones: I can never get enough sprinkles! I made mine with cake mix because it makes the recipe easier and the sweetened condensed milk puts the ‘gooey’ into gooey bar!

This is the first recipe of mine that went truly viral on all social media – and the blog. Can yo see why? There is nothing bad about this recipe – the batter has the taste of cake – with colorful sprinkles. This is one of my favorite easy dessert recipes in the entire world!

Ingredients Needed

  • Yellow Cake Mix: You can use any brand – but make sure it’s approximately 15 ounces. (I’ve also made this recipe with red velvet cake mix!)
  • Butter: I always use unsalted butter – make sure it’s room temperature (softened)
  • Sprinkles: Can’t have funfetti without the sprinkles! I use rainbow jimmies – be sure to use a high quality brand so they don’t melt in your batter. You can use any colors.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: Regular or nonfat can be used.
  • White Chocolate Chips: These can be omitted, or you can use chocolate to make chocolate chip cookie bars!
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How to make Cake Mix Gooey Bars

  • Add cake mix, butter, and egg to a large bowl. Mix with a hand mixer (you can also use a stand mixer). It will take awhile to mix the dough together (longer with a hand mixer) but it will turn into a thick cookie dough.
  • Press about half to two-thirds of the dough into the bottom of your baking dish with your rubber spatula or hands. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the top of the dough, leaving a thin border around the edges. Sprinkle with white chocolate chips.
  • Separate remaining dough into small balls and evenly space over the top of the bars. Press down to flatten. Try to seal the edges as much as possible.
  • Bake bars for about 25-30 minutes, or until they just begin to get golden brown around the edges. Cool completely before slicing, otherwise the mixture will be too gooey to cut.
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Expert Tips

  • Recipes that use cake mix are so fun because you can make other recipes with different flavors of cake mix! I love making gooey bars with chocolate cake mix, white cake mix, even lemon cake mix or strawberry cake mix!
  • I do not recommend using nonpareils because they often dissolve during baking.
  • Bake these in a pan lined with foil or parchment paper for easy removal. They’re super gooey!
  • Be sure to allow them to cool completely before slicing.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap. If you are going to put them in the freezer, slice them before freezing so they are easy to grab and defrost when the craving hits.


Can you freeze these gooey bars?

Yes you can! Freeze them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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Funfetti Gooey Bars Recipe

4.97 from 33 votes

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

Prep Time 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes minutes

Total Time 45 minutes minutes

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  • 1 box (approx 15 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • cup sprinkles
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup (170g) white chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9” 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. (You can also use a hand mixer.) Mix until a thick dough forms. This will take a long time, especially if you're using a hand mixer. Just keep mixing! Add sprinkles and stir until incorporated.

  • Press about ½-⅔ of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan.Pour sweetened condensed milk over the top of the dough, leaving a thin border around the edges. Sprinkle with white chocolate chips. Separate remaining dough into small balls and evenly space over the top of the bars. Press down to flatten. Try to seal the edges as much as possible.

  • Bake bars for about 25-30 minutes, or until they just begin to brown. Cool completely before slicing, otherwise the mixture will be too gooey to cut.

Recipe Notes

  • Use higher quality jimmies so they don’t melt – any color can be used. Do not use non-pareils.
  • Wait until they’re cool to cut.
  • I recommend baking in a metal pan with foil or parchment paper for easy removal.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Author Dorothy Kern

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Gooey Bar Variations

  • Use any flavor cake mix
  • Swap out the white chocolate chips with peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips!
  • Skip the sprinkles – leave the batter plain or use mini chocolate chips or nuts or chopped candy.
  • Make these with a funfetti cake mix and you don’t need to add sprinkles to the dough.

Other Gooey Bar Recipes

Lemon Gooey Bars

Peppermint Gooey Bars

Dulce de Leche Gooey Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Gooey Bars

Last Updated on February 5, 2024

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  1. I originally saved this recipe for my son in law who loves anything funfetti. Looking at the photo I thought the white chunks were marshmallow and not white chocolate chips. At first I was disappointed but then I thought, why not go ahead and make it anyway and substitute the marshmallows for the chips. Omg! This turned out delicious. I made them for my son in laws birthday but my husband and I had a good part of them before giving him the rest . Delicious and now this recipe is in my file to make again and again. Very easy to make. Thank you!

  2. So it’s my big pet peeve when someone says they tried the recipe and liked it, but they changed 10 ingredients when they made it. When I first pinned this for my son in law (who is a lover of all things funfetti and marshmallow) I thought that the white Middle were mini marshmallows and not white chocolate. I decided to go ahead and make it and substitute the white chocolate for marshmallows, and oh my goodness, they are absolutely wonderful ! Thank you for another great recipe to add to my files. Try it!

  3. Just made 2 pans of these for a picnic tomorrow. The first pan I followed the recipe. The second pan I changed up a bit with chocolate cake mix (skipped the sprinkles), peanut butter chips, and about a tablespoon of peanut butter stirred into the condensed milk. Both versions came out perfectly.

  4. This recipe looks amazing and something I would want to eat right now! Can you think of a substitute for sweetened condensed milk? Any non-dairy subs?

    1. I believe they make sweetened condensed coconut milk. If you can’t find it, it’s easy to make yourself 😊

    2. They are epically good! Someone made them for me right after I had my first baby, they are fantastic. I always double the recipe and use funfetti cake mix 🙂

    3. Question: do the wc chips harden once these cool, or do they melt with the scm and keep gooey? I was wondering, if they harden, could i drizzle a wc ganache instead to maximize on the gooeyness?

      1. If you chill the bars they’ll harden. Otherwise they stay like a chocolate chip in a cookie.

      2. Very excited to try this! I know you were fine tuning your recipe when you reposted this on Instagram so, I wanted to double check that using salted or unsalted butter was still okay? Were there any differences making it with one or the other?

        1. hey, I’m just a reader but the main reason to use unsalted butter is to control the amount of salt in a recipe; i’m pretty sure cake mix includes salt which is why it’s best to use unsalted butter here 🙂


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