Heavenly Lemon Oreo Dessert

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Heavenly Oreo Lemon Dessert is an incredible no-bake dessert. It’s sweet, creamy and has the perfect hint of refreshing lemon flavor! 

Heavenly Lemon Oreo Dessert has layers of golden oreo cookies, cream cheese, and lemon pudding. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

Summer is finally upon us, so I decided to take one of my favorite desserts and put a yummy twist on it. This no-bake treat has fresh and tangy hints of lemon from the pudding, and vanilla from the golden Oreo cookies! If you’re a lemon lover then you’re going to love this Heavenly Oreo Lemon Dessert!

This amazing treat starts out with a sweet Oreo crust that is made with butter and crushed golden Oreos. The crust is then topped with a sweet cream cheese layer, followed by a layer of citrusy lemon pudding.

For the finishing touch, a layer of cool whip is placed on top of the pudding to replicate a lighter ‘frosting’ and a sprinkling of crushed golden Oreo is added for a finishing touch!

This dessert doesn’t get its name for nothing, it really is one of the most heavenly desserts ever. Once you start eating it, you won’t be able to stop! 😉

Heavenly Lemon Oreo Dessert has layers of golden oreo cookies, cream cheese, and lemon pudding. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com


Yes! You can half the recipe to make it in an 8×8 dish.


You can make this lovely dessert the night before or morning before you need it! I wouldn’t make it any sooner than that.


Instant pudding sets up really quickly, so only a few minutes is needed in the fridge.


Not at all! If you don’t like cool whip, you can use fresh thick whipped cream, it will work just as nicely.


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Heavenly Lemon Oreo Dessert has layers of golden oreo cookies, cream cheese, and lemon pudding. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com
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Heavenly Lemon Oreo Dessert

Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 package (14.3 ounces) Golden Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces, each) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 3 ¼ cups milk
  • 2 containers (8 ounces, each) Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Crush all Oreo cookies in a food processor or crush with a rolling pin in a large ziplock bag. (They can be as thick or fine crumbs as you prefer.)
    Reserve 3/4 cup of the crushed Oreos for the topping.
  • Pour the remaining crumbs in a 9×13-inch baking dish; spreading out evenly. Pour the melted butter all over the crumbs. Mix together and then press this down into the bottom of the pan to create the crust.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together both lemon pudding mixes and the milk. Whisk well to combine. Cover bowl and place in the fridge for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • In a separate bowl, place the cream cheese inside. Blend the cream cheese until smooth. Then blend in the powdered sugar until combined. Fold in one container of cool whip. Spread this mixture very gently and evenly all over the Oreo crust.
  • Spread the lemon pudding evenly over the cream cheese layer. Then spread the remaining container of cool whip over the top.
    Sprinkle the remaining crushed Oreos all over the top.
    Cover and chill in fridge for 2 hours before serving. Cut into squares and enjoy!



Heavenly Lemon Oreo Dessert has layers of golden oreo cookies, cream cheese, and lemon pudding. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

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43 thoughts on “Heavenly Lemon Oreo Dessert

  1. 5 stars
    I grew up eating this except we would use graham cracker crumbs as the crust and we call it lemon lush

  2. 5 stars
    This dessert is delicious. My husband and friends
    loved it too. I will make this again and again. Very EASY to make.

  3. 5 stars
    Love this recipe…I substituted the golden oreos for the lemon ones..it was yummy and family are it all!

  4. 5 stars
    Made this for our Friday Friend’s night and it was a huge success!! Only change I made was using the lemon flavored Oreos for the crust.

  5. 5 stars
    This was easy to make and soooo good!! It was a hit at our Easter dinner…there was nothing left. Would definitely make again.

  6. This is delicious, but extremely sweet due to the cookies. I will abSolutely make again but substitute graham crackers For the oreos as the crust

  7. Not sure what I did wrong but the pudding isn’t setting up. It’s still liquid and it’s been in the fridge for 1.5hrs. Any suggestions?

  8. 5 stars
    I double the cream cheese and add some fresh lemon juice to it. I also add some lemon zest to the top Cool Whip Portion. I have made this for several social gatherings this summer and it has been such a big hit.

  9. This was really really good. My only critique was that I wished it was a little more lemon-y. I might use a better quality lemon pudding or maybe add in some lemon curd. It was light and delicious and everyone I served it to loved it.

  10. 5 stars
    Easy to make, DELICIOUS and refreshing! Will be makIng it again, for sure.
    I used lemon oreos and 1/3 cup of sugar.

  11. 5 stars
    This was a hit with my family will be making it again.

    NOTE: Watch which oreos you grab, I got the double stuff without noticing and had to make the crust again because it was too moist due to all of the extra cream filling. It took me a while to figure out what I had done. 🙂

  12. 5 stars
    My family loved this refreshing dessert after our filling Memorial day bbq!
    I did a few different things….…used whole grahm crackers on bottom, made the fillings as stated in recipe with crackers in between layers and then used real whipped cream sweet with Confectionary sugar for topping.
    Decorated it with little American flags!

  13. 5 stars
    Heavenly is correct!!! So easy and the perfect summer desert. I only used 1/2 cup powdered sugar and it was plenty sweet. Finish with some lemon zest. So insanely good!

  14. 5 stars
    This dessert is amazing! I took it to a gathering this Father’s Day and it was gone in no time! Even someone that didn’t like lemon cake, devoured this one and had seconds. The 2 changes I made: I used lemon Oreo cookies and made my own lemon pie filling in place of the pudding. This gave it even more lemon flavor!

  15. I do this with the lemon oreos and i make the boys one with chocolate pudding and the peanut butter oreos. So good!

  16. 5 stars
    I used my blend jet to make my crust, it worked so well, and saved me so much time! It made me the perfect crust! This was a huge hit at my family dinner DEFINITELY will have to make it again

  17. 5 stars
    I had made this wonderful dessert for my monthly women’s meeting and it was delicious! I, too, used Oreo lemon cookies.

    1. The cookies don’t need to be baked. You just crush them (reserve 3/4 cup and set aside) and then press the remaining crushed cookies into the bottom of the pan. 🙂

  18. 5 stars
    This is ABSOLUTELY delicious!! Everyone that has tasted it always wants more. Yummy! Thank you for sharing this recipe For others to enjoy!

  19. 5 stars
    Made this dessert for a party at work. It was a big hit. Even weeks later my coworkers are still talking about it.

  20. Hi! This looks AMAZING!! Can you use cook and serve lemon pudding? I think it taste much more lemony!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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