Pretzel Pie Crust

Pie crust in dark gray metal pie pan, made of pretzel crumbs pressed into the pan. On white table.

Got extra pretzels, potato chips, crackers, breakfast cereal? Then you’ve got what it takes to make a pie crust for a no-bake pie recipe.

Just swap out the pretzel crumbs for whatever you’ve got, adjusting salt/sugar to taste depending on what you’re making the crust out of (the pretzels have enough salt so we didn’t include it in the ingredients).  


  • 4 cups (5 oz) mini pretzels  
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted 
  • 3 ½ Tbsp light brown sugar 


Preheat oven to 375°.  

In a food processor, pulse pretzels until finely ground (about 1 ¼ cups ground pretzels). Pulse in melted butter and brown sugar until combined. 

Press evenly into 10-inch buttered pie dish. Bake 12-15 minutes, until firm. Let cool completely, refrigerating it once the dish is cool to the touch to speed process.