I've reached an age where I can say, "Back in my day..." and no one really flinches because I'm getting old. I grew up in the 90's, before social media, cell phones and an easily accessible internet. A child's popularity was based on what kind of snacks you brought to lunch and if you had the newest Lisa Frank gear, not how many followers you had on Instagram. In the mid nineties at my elementary school, only nerds brought fruit to lunch. I mean seriously who would bring apples or grapes to lunch?! The "cool kids" brought cookies, fruit roll-ups, chips, gushers, dunkaroos and anything sugary that could then be used to barter with classmates. How things have changed.
Many of those mid-nineties snacks are no longer made, much to the dismay of older millenials. So we've turned to DIY versions of these nostalgic treats. There have been several recipes posted online of homemade dunkaroo dip and coupling that with my current waffle obsession, my wheels started turning. I started playing around and I made graham cracker flavored waffles topped with my version of dunkaroo dip and sprinkles.
This homemade dunkaroo dip brought me back to my childhood in the 90's. I decided to bougie them up and instead of serving with graham crackers, I made graham cracker inspired waffles. You can always just omit the waffle part of the recipe and just make the dip to enjoy with your favorite cracker (nilla wafers, shortbread, etc).
dunkaroo dip and graham cracker waffle recipe
- The dip:
- 1 Cup of Funfetti or Confetti cake mix sifted.
- ¾ cup of heavy cream
- ¼ cup of confectioner’s sugar
- 1 6 oz container of vanilla yogurt.
- ¼ cup of your choice of sprinkles
- The Waffles:
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ⅔ Cups milk
- ⅓ Cup of melted butter
- ¼ Cup of brown sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons of baking powder
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- ½ Teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon of molasses
- 2 Tablespoons of honey
- You choice of sprinkles for garnish
- Whip the heavy cream and confectioner’s sugar until stiff peaks form.
- Combine the sifted cake mix, whipped cream and vanilla yogurt. Mix well until it's all incorporated then fold in sprinkles. Place it in the fridge while you make your waffles.
- Preheat your waffle iron. In a large bowl beat the eggs until fluffy. Mix in the flour, milk, melted butter, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, molasses and honey. Stir until smooth
- Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Depending on the size of your waffle maker, pour the waffle mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. If you're cooking for a crowd, keep your waffles warm in the oven until ready to serve.
- Top the waffles with a generous scoop of dunkaroo dip and sprinkles.