How to Make a No Bake Graham Cracker Crust

7 Comments 3.7

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Jump to Recipe

This post has all the tips and tricks you need to know to make the best no-bake graham cracker crust.

This crust can be made in a 9 inch pie plate, springform pan or 9×13 inch baking dish.

no bake graham cracker pie crust

Recently, I shared how to make a perfect no-bake cheesecake, but I wanted to dedicate a post to how to make a no bake graham cracker crust.

With a great recipe and a few tips up your sleeve, you can make a perfect graham cracker crust for all your no bake pie dreams. 

How to make a No-Bake Graham Cracker Crust

To make a no bake pie crust, you’ll only need three ingredients:

  • Graham Crackers
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Butter
graham cracker crust ingredients

Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

Start by crushing your graham cracker. You’ll want them super fine so the pie crust will hold together better.

I usually place the graham crackers in a large ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin until fine, but a food processor also does a great job. 

You’ll need about 1 1/2 cups of cracker crumbs which is approximately 9-10 sheets of graham crackers. The amount of crumbs you get depends on how finely you crush the crackers.

The finer you crush them (and I do recommend finely crushed crumbs) the more sheets of graham crackers you’ll need.

If you like to measure by weight, you’ll need about 5 ounces of crumbs.

crushing graham crackers with a rolling pin

No Bake Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

Once you’ve made the crumbs, stir in the sugar and the melted butter until uniformly combined. I recommend mixing this together with a fork as it creates nicer crumbs in the crust.

Press the crumbs into your baking dish. I like to use a measuring cup to firmly press them in and create crisp edges on the crust like the store-bought crusts have. 

You can use this recipe for a 9-inch pie plate, a 9×13 inch baking pan, or a springform pan for a cheesecake. 

no bake graham cracker crust

Once you have the crust made, chill it for 30 minutes before adding the filling. This helps the butter firm up and hold all the crumbs together.

Once your filling is in crust, chill the pie for at least 4 hours before slicing and serving. This helps the filling bind to the crust and set so the crust and pie will slice cleanly.

Be sure to check out the video in the posts to see how this no-bake graham cracker crust is made. 

no bake graham cracker crust in 9 x 13 pan

How To Use A No-Bake Crust

This no bake cheesecake is one of our favorites. We also like to make no bake blueberry cheesecake, or this no bake biscoff cheesecake.

Try this Fluffy Key Lime pie or No Bake Lemon Pudding pie too. They both sound delicious. 

You could bake this graham cracker crust if you prefer, it will be a little bit most crisp that way. Just bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Allow the crust to cool completely before filling.

Cheesecake Serving Tips

If the crust is difficult to remove from the pan, carefully dip the bottom of the pie plate into hot water for a couple of moments. This will warm it slightly and make it very easy to release and serve.

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Enjoy!

no bake graham cracker pie crust

How to Make a No Bake Graham Cracker Crust

3.67 from 6 votes
This post has all the tips and tricks you need to know to make the best no bake graham cracker crust. It can be made in a 9 inch pie plate, springform pan or 9 x13 inch baking dish. 
Prep Time: 15 mins
Additional Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, finely crushed (about 10 sheets of graham crackers)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  • Finely crush the graham crackers, using a food processor or a rolling pin in a zipclose bag. Make the crumbs as fine as possible, as this will help the no bake crust hold together better.
  • Add the graham cracker crumbs to a medium bowl and stir in the granulated sugar. Pour the melted butter in and stir until combined.
  • Firmly press into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate or the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan.
  • Chill the crust for 30 minutes before filling with your favorite no bake dessert. I recommend this cheesecake!
  • After filling, refrigerate the crust with the filling for at least 4 hours before serving.

Recipe Video

Notes

Cook’s Note: If the crust is difficult to remove from the pan, carefully dip the bottom of the pie plate into hot water for a couple of moments. This will warm it slightly and make it very easy to release and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece · Calories: 194kcal · Carbohydrates: 18g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 13g · Saturated Fat: 8g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g · Cholesterol: 31mg · Sodium: 164mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 10g
Tried this recipe?Mention @chocolatewithgrace or tag #chocolatewithgrace!

Pin this nowto remember it later
Pin this recipe0

{originally published 6/15/19 – recipe notes and photos updated 1/11/21}

no bake graham cracker crust

Filed under: , , , ,

Related Posts

Reader Interactions

7 Comments Leave a comment or review

    Rate & Comment

    Recipe Rating




    You can now include images of your recipes in your comments! You'll need to register or log in to upload images.

  1. Valerie says

    Graham cracker crusts are one of my favorite types of crust. Nobake is fantastic, and better than store bought crusts.

    • Laura says

      The graham cracker crust stuck onto the glass cake pan which caused it to be very hard to cut the pie and remove it. It was very chilled before the filling and afterwards before service. I have no idea why this happened.

Get New Recipes

sent to your inbox!
 
 

We never share your information with third parties and will protect it in accordance with our Privacy Policy.