Last week I picked up a box of delicious gluten free lemon wafer cookies with the idea that I could use them as a base for a new fresh and light summer dessert recipe!
I decided that I didn’t want to go with a pie or bar recipe (since I’ve been going kind of bar crazy lately!) and it was then that I remembered “Dirt Dessert”, one of my favorites as a kid!
There was a cool creamy layer, then a delicious chocolate Oreo layer, I decided I could make a similar version, but with a lemony twist!
I was preparing this delicious dessert for a girlfriends birthday dinner, so I decided these individual mason jars would be an adorable way to present the light and refreshing treat!
I topped them with fresh mint and raspberries for a little POC (pop of color)! The result was an adorable, delicious, simple, light and refreshing gluten free dessert!
- 1 (7.1 oz) box of Gluten Free Lemon Wafer Cookies
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 8 oz cool whip
- 3 lemons
Begin by adding the lemon wafers to a food processor.
Blend into a fine crumb mixture.
Next, whip together the cream cheese and cool whip.
Then add the zest and juice of two lemons.
Cream together then begin preparing the jars.
Place a large spoonful of the creamy filling in the bottom of a ½ pint jar, then add a layer of the lemon wafer crumbs.
Add another layer of creamy filling, then top with another layer of lemon wafer crumbs.
Zest the third lemon on top of the jars and serve.
Add fresh fruit or mint if you prefer!
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten free.
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