Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

Graham Cracker Crust

One of my favorite no-bake pie crusts is the classic graham cracker crust. It’s tasty, crunchy and great with all types of no-bake pies such as no-bake cheesecake. The best part? It’s super easy.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers (about 20 squares)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
2 Tablespoons sugar

Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients

In addition to your ingredients, you will need a 9- or 10-inch pie pan, a large, sealable plastic bag and a rubber mallet (or rolling pin).

Method
1. First, put all the graham crackers in the plastic bag and smash them into crumbs using the rubber mallet. Or, if you don’t have a mallet, you can roll them with the rolling pin. Set aside.

Crushing Graham Crackers

It’s always helpful to have a destruction-inclined child at the ready for this operation.

Mixing Graham Cracker Crust

2. Next, if your pie plate is microwave safe, melt the butter directly in it. If not, melt the butter in a microwave safe container and pour into the pie plate.

3. Add the graham cracker crumbs and the sugar to the pan. Mix thoroughly.

4. Press the mixture into the pan uniformly, starting on the bottom, then pressing the corner and sides. Finally, press an even edge into the top rim of the crust.

Pressing Graham Cracker Crust Into Pan

5. Chill the crust in the refrigerator for an hour to solidify.

That’s it! You’re now ready to fill that crust with something fantastic.

Naturally, I recommend my recipe for no-fail, all-natural no-bake cheesecake. Phwoar!

~Angela :-)

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Comments

  1. I am going to make this this weekend. I am drooling.

  2. Delish. Yum yum yum.

  3. Hi,
    I love the look of your no-bake cheesecake recipe, and I’m a major cheesecake fan, but I’m in the UK – no Graham crackers!
    Can anyone suggest a suitable alternative?
    Many thanks,

  4. Hi Deborah! I did a little research online, and most sites say the closest thing is to use digestive biscuits. I’ve had McVities (yum), and I don’t think they’re anything like graham crackers. But I *do* think they’d make an excellent crumb crust. If you try it, let me know!
    ~Angela :-)

  5. Hey, like the look of the Graham Cracker crust; could I use Arnotts Marie biscuits instead? Thanks

  6. Hi Angela–
    I’m making the no-bake cheesecake with this crust recipe for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner. It looks wonderful!
    Would you recommend using unsalted butter for the crust?

  7. I made this last Thanksgiving for a strawberry cheescake. It wasn’t no bake, but it was still amazing. I loved the crust!

  8. Thanks for this recipe! I was looking for something like this when I suddenly had a craving for s’mores pie with chocolate pudding and marshmallow fluff.
    Also, how did you do your signature for your posts? I would love to do this on my blog, make it look good and have it automatically post at the end of each entry!
    Thanks!

  9. Kristin says:

    Yum! I love the looks of that lemon zest. Shall have to check out the cheesecake recipe, too. :)

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