Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust in a Springform Pan

Kimberly Snyder
by Kimberly Snyder
1 crust
1 hr 20 min

Want to impress your guests with an eye catching dessert? Start with a Chocolate Graham Cracker crust prepared in a springform pan!

Doesn’t this No Bake Cheesecake look like it came straight from the bakery or pastry shop? By making the graham cracker crust in a springform pan, I think you can increase the WOW factor of your cheesecake.

Here is a photo of a cheesecake prepared in a regular pie pan:

While there is certainly nothing wrong with it and it was very tasty, the use of the springform pan just steps it up a notch or two in my opinion!

  • When using a springform pan, carry it by holding the sides. Once the pan is filled with either a crust, cake batter or cheesecake… DO NOT PRESS THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN! Pressing the bottom can cause the pan to come apart and potentially make a mess! Ask me how I know…..

Find the recipe for the Harvest Thyme No Bake Cheesecake Filling here:

A 9' Springform Pan

Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust in a Springform Pan
Recipe details
  • 1  crust
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 20 min
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  • 2 1/2 cups crushed chocolate graham crackers approximately 14 graham crackers
  • 8 T melted butter
  • butter or shortening to grease the sides of the pan

Approximately 14 graham crackers will be needed to make 2 1/2 cups of crushed graham crackers
Preparing the Springform Pan
Line the bottom of the springform pan with parchment paper
use butter or shortening to grease the sides of the pan. In place of the butter or shortening, it may be possible to spray the pan with pan spray. Check the directions with the pan. You could also line the insides of the pan with parchment paper.
Well greased sides are essential in getting the finished cheesecake out of the pan without the crust crumbling.
Preparing the Crust
place the graham crackers in the plastic bag and zip shut
using a rolling pin, crush the graham crackers
Place the graham cracker crumbs in a bowl and add the melted butter. Blend with a fork until all crumbs are covered
Place the crumbs in the prepared pan . Using a spatula , press the crumbs firmly in the bottom and about 1/2 way up the sides of the pan.
place the pan the freezer for an hour
after an hour, you will be ready to fill with the filling of your choice
once you have filled the crust and allowed it to chill, unlatch the latch and gently remove the outer rim from the pan
Add decorative sprinkles if desired to the top of the cheesecake, slice and serve
  • The prepared crust needs to freeze for an hour before filling the crust with a no bake cheesecake filling.
Kimberly Snyder
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