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How to Make Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust from Scratch

Learn how to make Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust from scratch with this easy recipe! Use this Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust for cream pies, pudding pies, or mousse pies.

If you’re looking for more chocolate pie recipes, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart, Cherry Chocolate Chip Pie, or my Chocolate Peanut Pretzel Pie.

chocolate graham cracker crust from scratch

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Homemade: This Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust is a homemade version of one you could buy at the store. Making a homemade graham cracker crust allows you to enjoy this delicious crust but without any of the preservatives or artificial ingredients in the store bought variety.

Easy: This Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust is so easy to make! With only 4 ingredients, this easy crust comes together quickly so you can use it any recipe you like!

Use in Other Recipes: You can use this Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust in any recipe that calls for a graham cracker crust. You can also create your own recipes with this crust by filling this with your favorite custard, pudding, or ice cream!

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Ingredients for Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust from Scratch

Annie’s Organic Honey Graham Crackers

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

NuNaturals Organic Dutch Cocoa Powder

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chocolate graham cracker crust from scratch

How to Make Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust from Scratch

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 2

In a food processor, add the graham crackers, butter, cane sugar, and cocoa. Pulse, and then mix until you have a uniform mixture and there are no chunks of graham crackers or butter.

Step 3

Grease a 9-inch pie pan with butter. Transfer the graham cracker mixture to the pie pan, and lightly press it into the sides first. Use the remaining crust and press it down into the bottom of the pan.

Step 4

Bake for 5 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool completely before using. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

chocolate graham cracker crust from scratch

Tips for Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust from Scratch

• Make sure your butter is soft! This is crucial for making the best chocolate graham cracker pie crust from scratch. I like to leave butter out on the counter overnight to soften naturally as it’s the best method.

• I use salted butter in this recipe, but if you only have unsalted butter, then just add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the recipe.

• You do not have to sift the cocoa when making this recipe. Usually, I always say to have cocoa sifted, as it can clump easily. But, with this recipe, since you are blending everything up in the food processor, there is no need to sift it beforehand as it will be blended up in the food processor.

• Save your butter wrapper and use that to grease your pie pan.

• My top tip for making graham cracker crust is to shake your food processor. You may think it’s funny, but I’m serious! This helps break up the graham crackers and get the blades to hit them all!

• You can make this pie crust up to 3 days in advance of when you would like to use it for a recipe. Just store it at room temperature in a cool dry place.

• This recipe makes 1 crust for a 9 to 11-inch pie pan. If you want to make 2 at a time, you can just double the recipe.

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FAQ's

Can I make this without the cocoa?

I have a regular Graham Cracker Crust recipe if you are looking for a traditional graham cracker crust. Use that recipe instead.

What kind of pie can I use this crust for?

This Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust is perfect for pudding pies, ice cream pies, or custard pies!

Can I make this in advance?

Yes, if you want to make this crust in advance of when you need it, you can do it up to 2 days in advance.

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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How to Make Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust from Scratch

Mimi Council
Learn how to make Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust from scratch with this easy recipe! Use this crust for custards, puddings, or ice cream pies!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 1 crust
Calories 1943 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • To make the crust: In a food processor, add the graham crackers, butter, cane sugar, and cocoa. Pulse, and then mix until you have a uniform mixture and there are no chunks of graham crackers or butter.
  • Grease a 9-inch pie pan with butter. Transfer the graham cracker mixture to the pie pan, and lightly press it into the sides first. Use the remaining crust and press it down into the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake for 5 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool completely before using.
  • Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Video

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Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 1943kcalCarbohydrates: 224gProtein: 19gFat: 115gSaturated Fat: 63gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 4gCholesterol: 243mgSodium: 2076mgPotassium: 709mgFiber: 15gSugar: 104gVitamin A: 2824IUCalcium: 216mgIron: 11mg
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