The magic of this no-bake recipe is in its layers. No-Bake Creamy Lemon Crunch is an irresistible layered recipe filled with delicious ingredients like Golden Oreos, lemon curd, Cool Whip and more. An Oreo crust is topped with a pudding layer, then a bright yellow lemon curd layer, then a layer of Cool Whip and topped with crushed Golden Oreos. The cookies add a delicious crunch to this creamy dessert, making it the perfect warm weather treat.
◾36 Golden Oreos, divided
◾3 tablespoons butter, very soft
◾1 box (3.4 ounces) cheesecake, lemon, coconut, or vanilla pudding
◾1 cup milk
◾4 cups whipped topping (about 12 ounces, from two 8-ounce packages), regular or fat-free
◾1 cup lemon curd (jarred or homemade)
1.Place 20 cookies in a gallon sized sandwich bag. Seal the bag except for one corner so air can escape and roll with a rolling pin to coarsely crush the cookies. Place cookies and butter in a large bowl. Mix with a spoon (or your hands) until the butter has been worked through. Place in the bottom of a 9x9” pan. Note: this is not a crust in the traditional sense. It’s loose and not compacted.
2.Wipe out your bowl and add pudding mix and milk. Whisk until smooth and let sit for 2 minutes. Fold in a heaping 1 cup (about 1 1/2 cups) of whipped topping. Carefully spread over cookies in pan.
3.Crush remaining cookies in a new gallon sized sandwich bag. Sprinkle half over pudding. Reserve the rest for the topping.
4.Mix lemon curd gently with 1 even cup of whipped topping. Spread over pudding.
5.Spread remaining whipped topping over the curd mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cookies. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 8 hours before serving.