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Graham Cracker Crust with yellow striped towel

Easy Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

With just three simple ingredients, this easy graham cracker crust, is perfect for making delicious pies, cookie bars, and other homemade desserts.
Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert recipe, graham cracker crust, graham cracker pie crust, pie crust
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 1229kcal
Author Lisa



  • Finely crush graham crackers in a food processor. You can also crush them by placing them in a large plastic bag and mashing them with a rolling pin.
    1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • Melt butter in a small microwave safe bowl covered with paper towel.
    5-6 Tablespoons salted butter
  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs and the sugar in a mixing bowl.
    1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar
  • Add the melted butter and stir until well mixed.
    5-6 Tablespoons salted butter
  • Add mixture to a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Press the graham cracker mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan, working it up the sides of the pie plate as you go. It's helpful to use the flat bottom of a measuring cup or a glass to help press it evenly.


  • If you're making this graham cracker crust for a no-bake dessert, you should use 6 tablespoons of butter. If the dessert will be baked, use 5 tablespoons. Using extra butter in the no-bake version will help the crust stick together better.
  • This recipe also works for cheesecakes or other recipes using a springform pan.
  • If using a 13x9 pan, you'll want to double the recipe.
  • For a quicker version, buy the graham cracker crumbs already crushed.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1229kcal | Carbohydrates: 146g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 70g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1281mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 79g | Vitamin A: 1749IU | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 5mg