Funfetti Ooey Gooey Bars

smuckersFunfetti Ooey Gooey Bars are fun to eat with a rainbow of colors and lots of marshmallow cream.

Funfetti Ooey Gooey BarsI had big baking plans last week, but ended up spending much of my time wrapped in a blanket on the couch because I was sick. Finally, on Friday, I decided I had to try to make some bars using an aqua blue Funfetti cake mix that Smucker’s sent me. Everything was looking great and smelling deliciousand then I cut the bars and marshmallow cream came oozing out. As usual, my kids were hovering, waiting for me to finish taking pictures so they could sample the bars. I told them that they could go ahead and try these bars since they were a fail. I was going to have to buy more ingredients and make them again since they were so ooey gooey. I was really disappointed because not only was I exhausted from being sick, my bars didn’t turn out.

But my kids picked up an ooey gooey bar, took a bite and looked at me like I was crazy! They said, “A fail? These aren’t a fail! These bars are awesome! Don’t change them!” I said, “What about how the marshmallow cream is oozing out?” They told me that was “so cool” and since they had almost finished their first bar, asked it they could have a second one. Vanessa went babysitting on Friday evening at our friend’s house and brought some of the Funfetti Ooey Gooey Bars with to share. Everyone there (the kids and the parents) loved them too. So, I left the bars just as they were and called them a success!

Fruity Pebble BarsFor the first layer, mix together one Funfetti Aqua Blue cake mix, egg and oil. Press into a foil lined, greased, 9×9″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Remove the cake mix layer from the oven and put spoonfuls of the marshmallow cream on top. Allow the marshmallow cream to warm and spread out on its own. While waiting, work on the top layer.

For the top layer, make Fruity Pebble bars. Microwave 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter for 20 seconds in a large bowl, until melted. Add 3 cups of mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir until smooth. (If the marshmallows aren’t completely melted, microwave for an additional 30 seconds.) Mix in 3 cups of Fruity Pebbles. Drop by large spoonfuls over the marshmallow cream layer and carefully spread out evenly. I put my hand in plastic baggie with a little butter on it and gently spread it out and patted it down.

Cake Mix BarsAllow the bars to cool before cutting. I would recommend waiting to cut the bars until ready to serve since the marshmallow cream is going to be very ooey gooey! To serve, remove the bars from the pan by lifting them with the foil. Carefully peel the foil off (I flipped the bars upside down on a cutting board and then peeled it off) and use a serrated knife (greased if necessary) to cut the bars into squares.

Ooey Gooey BarsYour kids and maybe even your friends will be super impressed! Zack told me that these Funfetti Ooey Gooey Bars “are like the best thing he’s ever eaten!”

Funfetti Ooey Gooey Bars
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16 pieces
Ingredients
  • 8.25 oz package aqua blue Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 container marshmallow cream
  • 1½ tbsp butter
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 cups Fruity Pebbles
Instructions
  1. For the first layer, mix together one Funfetti Aqua Blue cake mix, egg and oil. Press into a foil lined, greased, 9×9″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Remove the cake mix layer from the oven and put spoonfuls of the marshmallow cream on top. Allow the marshmallow cream to warm and spread out on its own. While waiting, work on the top layer.
  3. For the top layer, make Fruity Pebble bars. Microwave 1½ tablespoons of butter for 20 seconds in a large bowl, until melted. Add 3 cups of mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir until smooth. (If the marshmallows aren’t completely melted, microwave for an additional 30 seconds.) Mix in 3 cups of Fruity Pebbles. Drop by large spoonfuls over the marshmallow cream layer and carefully spread out evenly. I put my hand in plastic baggie with a little butter on it and gently spread it out and patted it down.

 Looking for more fun treats? Here are a few to try:

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Comments

  1. Brittany Doucet says

    My daughter was an ooey gooey cake for her seventh birthday. The thing is she was purple instead of blue. Should I use yellow cake and food coloring or blue if still in stores and add red? I know too much food coloring taste bad. And I see some ooey gooey cake is thick and gooey and some are so flat and thin and dry looking. What size pan are y’all using are the thicker ones?

  2. Courtney says

    What is the purpose of using only one egg and oil? If I’m not mistaken, it’s usually 3 eggs and also water for the boxed cake mix.. Is this for a different texture? I would like to make these for a church bake sale tomorrow!

    • Tonia says

      The bottom crust is made the same way cake mix cookies are made. It is a different texture and density than cake. Happy Baking!

  3. Michelle says

    I need someone to mail me a box of Aqua Blue & fruity pebbles so i can make this! It looks so good, and either of these I gradients are available in Canada!

    • Tonia says

      That’s too bad! Can you order it online? Shipping would probably be a lot though. Maybe a friend could pick it up when they come to the US and then ship it to you once they get back to Canada.

  4. Christina says

    What size marshmallow fluff should I use? I already went out and bought the ingredients and opted for the larger size… But I don’t want to overdo it! These looks seriously amazing and I can’t wait to show up to work with them (I always bring in goodies for everyone). Thanks for the fun and happy looking recipe! :)

    • Tonia says

      Hi Christina,
      I didn’t even realize that there was more than one size! :) I used a 7oz jar of Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme. Happy Baking!
      ~Tonia

      • Christina says

        Well, shoot! Now I have to just eat the other half of the 14oz one I bought… :D Thanks for the quick reply! Will be making these tonight.

  5. says

    How fun and festive! It’s funny how we can be so critical if something doesn’t seem perfect. I remember once thinking a photo was “messed up” because the chocolate sauce was dripping and I didn’t want it to – then it became crazy popular because of the dripping, haha. I love the drippy marshmallow! :)

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