Funfetti Dip is a quick and easy, bright and colourful dip! Saving you time, effort and energy, this dip is all about something sweet, something simple and something seriously irresistible. Cream Cheese Funfetti Dip, crackers and you are all set (for the eating!).
I have summarised everything I think you will come to know and love about this recipe in the points below:
- Super easy: getting your dip on doesn't have to involve the oven or electric beaters. This is a no bake, no mixing combination!
- Super fast: grab the ingredients and use 2 to 5 mins of your time to bring the recipe together.
- Fun and colourful: there are not too many recipes where you get to use all of the colours of the rainbow (ROYGBIV). For this recipe you do! The simple combination of the bright white cream cheese, soft sweet caramel sauce and pretty multicoloured sprinkles is visually delightfully and a nice change from seeing funfetti cupcakes with buttercream.
- No bake: some dips taste delicious as they have been baked and melted and mixed together in the oven. Some win hearts and fans due to their no bake, no fuss attitude. This one fits the later!
The photo below is to show you everything you need to make the recipe. Please refer to the printable recipe card for specific ingredient measurements.
As you can see, the recipe calls for:
- Cream cheese: we need 1 x 250 gram (8 ounce) block of this. Everywhere sells it from Walmart to Tesco, Woolies, Coles and your local store. If your store has a 225 gram version, that is still fine. There is not a lot of difference across this small variety in size blocks.
- Caramel sauce: this is the thick caramel top and fill or Dulce de Leche that comes in a tin, perfect for using in sweets and desserts.
- Sprinkles: bright and colourful is the way to go! You can use your favourite sprinkles here. Be they round, long and thin, every colour under the sun or a refined combination. You don't have to go to a specialty store and can use the ones sold in the cake section at the local supermarket.
- Crackers: a thick cracker is better than a thin one here as the firmness of the cream cheese means that the crackers can break apart easily.
Tasty Tip: you don't have to use the same crackers as me. If you want to use more of a blini idea try my Mini Pancakes and use this dip as the topping! (Spread the dip onto them 1 by one the way you would a cracker).
Here are the step by step instructions to make the recipe. Start by grabbing the cream cheese out of the fridge, tearing open the cardboard. Unfolding the foil and unwrapping it.
- Plate the cream cheese (Photo 1)
- Top with caramel sauce (Photo 2)
- Add sprinkles (Photo 3)
- Provide crackers for serving (Photo 4)
How to Make Funfetti Dip
To make the dip, start by grabbing a serving platter and placing the cream cheese in the centre of it.
Use a teaspoon and dollop the caramel sauce onto the top. Flip to spoon and use the back side of it to gently spread the sauce into a thick layer.
Use your thumb, forefinger and middle finger to pinch the sprinkles and spread these out on top of the caramel sauce in their own layer.
Stack the crackers around the side of the dip, slightly away from it, so if any caramel sauce comes down the sides of the dip, they are far enough away to not get soggy.
To serve the dip, you will need to provide a cheese knife or butter knife. The idea is that that dip gets 'spread' onto the crackers and the crackers don't get dipped into it. Dipping them causes mid dip breaking (oh no!) and you don't get the layering quite the same way as when you use a utensil to serve the dip.
I also recommend placing small bowls of leftover or additional toppings (the same you use to make the dip) on the serving board. This is so that the eaters can grab their cracker, use the cheese knife to cut and spread the dip and then decorate or fully load their cracker so that they get a bit of each of the layers.
You have the crunchy crumb filled cracker, the smooth firm cream cheese, the sweet sticky caramel sauce and crunchy colourful sprinkles on top. It is a winning combination.
Something slightly different to the dip you see at every other party and unique to yours. It is sure to be the most fun dip of them all!
The 1st bite (audible crunch factor) delivers taste, texture and so much yum at the same time!
Slight Segway, I made a rookie error with the above and those eagle eyed of you will see it. The focus of the camera is slightly off...poop! But....when I was developing the recipe, I didn't make that error and you can see what I am trying to say in this photo here. (It is a literally second and a breath that makes the difference).
How to Guide
How to Store
This is a no bake dip that should be made and served immediately.
To store leftovers of the dip, transfer them into a sealed, air tight container. They should be consumed with in 2 days. Leaving the dip any longer that this means that it has a high chance of going soggy from the sauce sitting with the cream cheese.
The dip is not suitable to be frozen.
If you want to prepare the dip in advance, the best way to do this is to get your ingredients ready and store them in a bundle together, ready to be grabbed and pulled together when needed.
Substitutions and Variations
Here are my sub ins, outs and variations you can make my friend to give you options other that exactly how it is:
- You can use chocolate sauce or raspberry sauce instead of caramel if you wish.
- You can also use the cheaper (ice cream topping) caramel sauce like I do in my Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip.
- Use graham crackers as a serving pairing.
- Try some vanilla wafers to serve instead of plain round crackers.
- Purchase store bought blini or make Mini Pancakes and spread these with the dip instead of using crackers (you will need to spread them on the serving platter, so there is a firm surface underneath).
- If you want to add crushed nuts as a layer you can.
- You can also add milk chocolate chips or white or dark chocolate chips.
Here are my top tips and tricks so that you can get the recipe spot on from the get go:
- The cream cheese will naturally soften as it comes to room temperature in the process of making the dip. There is no need to get it out too far in advance.
- Be somewhat gentle when dolloping and spreading the caramel sauce layer as we don't want all of the sauce to slide down the sides of the cheese. A little is fine though!
- Place the crackers slightly off set from the dip so that they don't get soggy.
- Provide a cheese knife for serving (essential) or use a butter knife.
- Funfetti is a reference to cake batter that has sprinkles in it. You don't have to use the same exact sprinkles, jimmies, nonpareils as me. Your dip will still be filled with fun no matter which you choose!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Funfetti just vanilla with sprinkles?
Funfetti is used to describe a vanilla cake that has rainbow coloured sprinkles in it. Over time this idea has evolved to incorporate recipes such as funfetti pancakes, funfetti cupcakes and funfetti fudge.
What flavor is Funfetti?
Vanilla. It is the vanilla sponge cake be referred to as the taste ingredient for Funfetti, not the rainbow coloured sprinkles which taste like sugar.
Is Funfetti just white cake with sprinkles?
Yes, funfetti is white cake with sprinkles. The flavour of the cake is vanilla, however, you can add food colouring to change the white colour of the cake and make it any colour you like.
What Flavour goes with funfetti cake?
There are many flavours that pair well with funfetti cake. Some to try are strawberries, raspberries, lemon curd and chocolate.
More Easy Dip Recipes
Dipping and dunking your way through life is a pleasure unmatched by other dishes. If this is your thing, here are some more recipes, I know you will love:
- Gherkin Dip
- Cranberry Jalapeno Dip
- Corn Relish Dip
- Cream Cheese Onion Dip
- Chive and Onion Cream Cheese
- Cream Cheese Salsa Dip
- Corn Dip with Cream Cheese
- Chili Cream Cheese Dip
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- 1 Serving platter
- 1 Teaspoon
- 1 Cheese knife or butter knife
- 250 grams/ 8 ounce block cream cheese Note 1
- ⅓ cup caramel sauce Note 2
- 2 tablespoon sprinkles Note 3
- Cream cheese: grab the cream cheese out of the fridge, undo the cardboard box, tear off the foil and place the cheese in the centre of a serving platter.
- Caramel sauce: use a teaspoon to dollop the caramel sauce onto the cheese. Flip the spoon over and use the back of it to spread it out into a layer.
- Sprinkles: use your thumb, pointer and middle finger to pinch the sprinkles and spread them out in a layer over the top of the caramel sauce.
- Serve and enjoy: place crackers around the sides of the dip, slightly off set from the edges. Provide a cheese knife for serving. Dig in and enjoy!
- Note 1 - Cream cheese: you will easily be able to get this at Walmart, Tesco, Aldi, Coles or Woolies etc. The blocks range from 225 grams to 250 grams which is really 'same, same'. So grab one and the one you get will be perfect. The block has more surface area for the toppings than the small tubs do, so avoid those and seek out the rectangle.
- Note 2 - Caramel sauce: I find that this sauce (dulce de leche) really keeps a firm shape when you scoop it out of the tin. Work with it a little bit in a small bowl by using a spoon to 'spread' it out a little before layering as this will ensure there is no thick chunks of it and it keeps a nice paste like texture.
- Note 3 - Sprinkles: you can use your favourite sprinkles, in shape, colour and size.
- Note - Serving Size: you will be able to spread the dip onto the cracker at least 12 times. Portion per person will depend on how many crackers with dip you think each person needs. You might prefer to think of it as a 6 person dip with each person getting '2 crackers spread with dip' as opposed to serving 12 people. I actually counted it out for you and it is 32 spreads that the 1 8 ounce (250 grams) block of cream cheese will do. But if you had 32 people staring at one block of cream cheese, I think there would a problem on your hands...where is the fun in that, haha!