How to Make Graham Cracker Crust {No Bake} - CakeWhiz

How to Make Graham Cracker Crust {No Bake}

Classic, quick and easy graham cracker crust recipe, made with 4 simple ingredients. This best no bake pie crust is great for cheesecake, pies, tarts.

This no bake graham cracker crust recipe is a hit at Thanksgiving parties. I used it in this  Easy Caramel Apple Pie and it’s delicious. Even if you have never made a pie crust before, you can make this one because it’s the easiest dummy-proof crust I have ever made.

This the best graham cracker crust from scratch!

It’s quick, easy, simple and no mixer or food processor is required!

This homemade graham cracker crust is better than store-bought, pre-made crusts!

Easy Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

How to make graham cracker crust? How to make graham cracker pie crust recipe? How do you make no bake graham cracker crust?

  1. Mix together graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Mix in melted butter until you have a crumbly mixture.
  3. Spread mixture in a pie dish.
  4. Chill or bake.
  5. Fill and you are done.

How many graham crackers is 2 cups?

24 graham crackers typically equally 2 cups graham cracker crumbs.

How many graham crackers do I need for pie crust?

This is a rough estimate:

  • 6 graham crackers= 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 12 graham crackers= 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 24 graham crackers = 2 cups graham cracker crumbs

Should a graham cracker crust be baked?

Typically, it’s not baked but you can bake it at 325 degrees for 10 minutes to make it more firm and crunchy.

Homemade Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe

Use this easy graham cracker crust recipe for:

  • Sweet potato pie
  • banana cream pie
  • Chocolate pie
  • Apple pie
  • Strawberry pie
  • Ice cream pie
  • Pumpkin pie

Mini cheesecakes with graham cracker crust

I used this crust in these this mini no bake strawberry cheesecake cupcakes. It’s really simple!

Graham cracker crust for cheesecake

This is the classic crust used in cheesecakes. It’s simple and never fails!

Gluten free graham cracker crust

Use gluten free graham crackers and the rest of the recipe is the same.

Chocolate graham cracker crust

You can either use chocolate graham crackers, which is the easiest option OR you can add 1 tbsp cocoa powder in this recipe.

Healthy graham cracker crust

Replace butter with melted coconut oil.

How to Make Graham Cracker Crust

Tips for no bake graham cracker crust recipe

  • Use unsalted butter to prevent the crust from becoming too salty.
  • Don’t replace butter with shortening or margarine because the results are not very good.
  • Instead of butter, coconut oil can be used as well. However, a little more is required to create the crumbly texture.
  • If the pie crust is too soft and greasy, you added too much butter.
  • If the pie crust is too dry and is not coming together properly, you didn’t add enough butter.
  • To prevent the pie crust from breaking apart and crumbling when you are slicing, make sure to pack it down tightly. This is best done by using your hands and fingers to pack it down and then using the flat bottom of a drinking glass or measuring cup to smooth everything out.
  • Recipe can easily be doubled to make more pies.
  • You must chill the crust before filling because this makes it firm and prevents the crust from becoming soggy.
  • You can use store-bought cracker crumbs or you can make them at home by putting graham crackers in a Ziploc bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.

No Bake Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

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How to Make Graham Cracker Crust Recipe (No Bake)
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No Bake Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Classic, quick and easy graham cracker crust recipe, made with 4 simple ingredients. This best no bake pie crust is great for cheesecake, pies, tarts.

Servings: 6 Slices
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 199 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/3 cup Butter Unsalted, Melted

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon.

  2. Add melted butter and mix with a wooden spoon until you have a crumbly mixture. 

  3. Dump this mixture into a round pie dish (9 inch) and press it down on the base and the sides with your fingers.

  4. Then, use the flat bottom of a drinking glass or flat bottom of a measuring cup to really to pack down the crumbs. 

  5. Chill this crust for 1 hour before filling.

  6. If you are baking it, bake the crust at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Let it cool completely before filling it with anything you like. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Enough for a 9 inch pie. 
  • Extra pie crusts can be store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. 
Nutrition Facts
No Bake Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 6.3%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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