These little desserts are so easy and pack up great for a Memorial Day picnic. So I make dessert at least once a week, the hubs is a sweet eater and has dessert every night and usually takes some sort of sweet to work with him. So he’s always happy when I make a packable dessert. Now in making dessert as often as I do, you’re going to have a fail, such as it just didn’t turn out like you thought it would, or when you shopped you didn’t pick anything up to make….That’s where this dessert comes in super helpful. If you have a package of cookies, such as vanilla wafers, lemon cream cookies or vanilla Oreos, and we always have vanilla Oreos for crusts, a little butter, a tub of Cool Whip and a jar of lemon curd, or other curd you like, this desserts in the bag. It’s simple, fast and no bake!
Crush your cookies, in a food processor or blender and add melted butter, put a heaping Tablespoon the bottom of your jars or containers, and tamp it down. Fold the lemon curd into the thawed Cool Whip then pipe into the jars.
Lemon Mousse Tarts
1/2 pkg. vanilla Oreos, or cookie of your choice
4 TBSP. of butter, melted, (if you’re using a cookie that doesn’t have cream in it, increase butter to 6 TBSP)
1 12 oz. tub of Cool Whip, thawed
1 10 – 12 oz jar of curd, Lemon, Lime whatever you like or have
In blender or food processor, crush cookies, drizzle in melting butter and pulse until combined. In 8 small jars add a heaping tablespoon of the cookie mixture and tamp down. In a large bowl add Cool Whip and jar of curd and fold until well combined. Spoon or pipe curd mixture over cookie crumb crust, and top with a slice of fruit if desired.