Chocolate Crust

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Bake: 8 Minutes
Cool: 15 Minutes
Chill: 30 Minutes


1/3 cup butter
2 (1-oz.) semisweet chocolate baking squares
1 1/3 cups fine, dry breadcrumbs
1/3 cup sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together butter and chocolate in a medium-size heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring often, 3 to 5 minutes or until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat, and stir in breadcrumbs and sugar until well blended. Press mixture onto bottom of a lightly greased 9-inch square pan.

2. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 15 minutes. Chill 30 minutes.

Amy Southard, Arlington, Virginia,

Southern Living

November 2008