Funfetti Ooey Gooey Bars are fun to eat with a rainbow of colors. It’s a combo of a cake mix cookie bars recipe and Fruity Pebbles Bars recipe! Disclosure: Smuckers sent me free samples of some new products and I use the cake mix in this post. #smuckersfirsttaste
I 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 ooey gooey bars using an aqua blue Funfetti cake mix that Smucker’s sent me.
Everything was looking great and smelling delicious…and 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 if 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!
Step-by-Step Funfetti Ooey Gooey Bars Recipe
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.
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 this Fruity Pebble bars recipe: 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 a plastic baggie with a little butter on it and gently spread it out and patted it down.
Allow 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.
Your 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!”
I couldn’t find the aqua blue cake mix, only a regular 13.25 Oz funfetti cake mix. Should I weigh out the 8.5 Oz or alter the amount of eggs and other ingredients used?
This recipe is a HIT with my family. Im not allowed to make it unless i make atleast a 9×13 pan and its gone within 12 hours AMAZING. Oh btw if you haven’t tried, refrigerate them! They’re even better and a little less messy!
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?
Sounds like fun! These are ooey gooey bars, rather than cake. I hope that is okay with your daughter. Pillsbury sells a purple cake mix too, but I’m not sure which stores stock it. Here is a link: http://www.pillsburybaking.com/products/funfetti-bold-purple-1382
Otherwise, I would buy the white cake mix and use purple gel icing color, like this: http://www.michaels.com/wilton-icing-color/M10051365.html?dwvar_M10051365_color=Violet#q=Wilton%C3%82%C2%AE+Icing+Color&start=11 You get a more intense color while using less of the food coloring.
Finally, I used a 9×9 inch pan. Best of luck and Happy Birthday to your daughter!
The cake mix she is talking about has a purple one, and they come in a smaller pkg.
Sorry, I see she answered already! I didn’t read down far enough 🙂 They also had purple icing, blue icing, pink etc….all the colors of the cakes. Btw, I’m making this for my sons birthday, I can’t wait!! I don’t have a 9X9, so I need to pick one up! Walmart had the cake mixes–thats where I got mine!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
Who wouldn’t love these rainbow-hued treats?!
Sarah @ Miss Candiquik says
Omg, these look sooo good! Definitely would satisfy my crazy sugar cravings!
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!
The bottom crust is made the same way cake mix cookies are made. It is a different texture and density than cake. Happy Baking!
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!
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.
Did Michelle ever get these? I’d be happy to send them to her, they were not expensive at all! 🙂
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
These colors are just TOO much fun Tonia! LOVE!
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! 🙂
I didn’t even realize that there was more than one size! 🙂 I used a 7oz jar of Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme. Happy Baking!
Well, shoot! Now I have to just eat the other half of the 14oz one I bought… 😀 Thanks for the quick reply! Will be making these tonight.
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
I love the vibrant colors of these bars and yes that layer of marshmallows is to die for! Your kids were right on with this one!
Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy says
These are AWESOME!!!! I think you’re crazy to think they’re a fail! What an awesome color of cake with that layer of marshmallow?? Delish. I want to make these for my boys. They’d go nuts for these!
What a seriously fun use for this aqua blue cake mix! My kids would go CRAZY for these bars….and I think I might too! 🙂
Oh my goodness these are so beautiful! Especially that bright blue! I love it! Now follower 😉
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Katie Adams says
These look delicious, and so cute to boot!
Amber L. says
These are so colorful and fun!!!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I am so in love with the colors of these!!! SO fabulous. That marshmallow? SWOON.
HECK YES for ooey and gooey!! Your kids know what’s goooooood! 😉 Hope you are feeling better, my friend!!
These look good! I can’t wait to try them and eat them too. Thank you for sharing.
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
OMG, these look absolutely amazing!! I need to make these ASAP, thanks for sharing! Pinned & sharing on FB 🙂
Thanks for sharing, Jenn!
Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar 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! 🙂
So very true! Thanks Lindsay!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
You are killing me! These look absolutely fantastic!!!!
Yeah, eating too many of these could be dangerous! 😉 Thanks Jocelyn!