Easy, No-Bake Alternatives For Pie Crust

Easy, No-Bake Alternatives for Pie Crust

No need to turn your oven on when you're using one of these simple, no-bake pie crust recipes.

Chocolate Wafer Pie Crust

Crisp chocolate wafer cookie crumbs can be substituted for graham cracker crumbs for an easy-to-make chocolate pie crust. Don't have wafer cookies on hand? Try Oreo cookies instead — just be sure to remove the cream filling first.

Gingersnap Pie Crust

Perfect for tart citrusy pies like Key lime or lemon meringue, a crushed gingersnap crust adds a touch of spice to your no-bake pie. Crushed biscotti or biscoff cookies can be used too.

Graham Cracker Pie Crust

This classic no-bake pie crust recipe will never go out of style. Use it for everything from no-bake cheesecakes to fluffy cream pies. 

Oatmeal Pie Crust

Oatmeal and chopped nuts make a flavorful alternative to a basic graham cracker crust. Finely chop any nut that you like in a food processor and then combine ½ cup of your nut flour with ¾ cup of old-fashioned oats and a pinch of salt. Add just enough honey that the mixture sticks together (no more than ¼ cup of honey) and then press the crust into your pie pan and refrigerate until firm.

Pretzel Pie Crust

If you crave sweet and salty flavor combinations, this is your new go-to no-bake pie crust. Combine 1 ½ cups crushed pretzels with ¼ cup of sugar and 5 to 6 tablespoons of melted butter, just as you would for a basic graham cracker crust. Pretzel pie crust is the perfect base for fluffy peanut butter cream pie and rich, creamy chocolate ganache-based pies.

Rice Krispies Treat Pie Crust

No need to break out the food processor for this no-bake crust. Instead of placing your Rice Krispies treat mix in a rectangular pan, press it into a buttered pie pan for a surprisingly delicious no-bake pie crust. 

Vegan Almond Pie Crust

Not all no-bake pie crusts are held together with butter; simply combine ground almonds (or any nut that you prefer) with sweet and sticky dates for a completely raw and vegan-friendly pie crust. For one pie you'll need about 1 ½ cups of ground nuts, 1 ½ cups of pitted dates, and (if the crust isn't sticky enough) a tablespoon or two of water.