Chocolate Gram Crust:
10-11 sheets gram crackers (I prefer the “original”, not the honey.
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
Pulse the gram crackers in a food processor until finely ground. Add the sugar and cocoa powder. Give it another pulse. Add the butter and combine until mixed.
Press into a pie plate with the back of a spoon.
Chill for 20 minutes. Bake in a preheated 325F oven for 15-20 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes.
1 stick unsalted butter
1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate (or 3 tablespoons cocoa)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Melt the butter and chocolate together. Pour into a bowl and whisk together the sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. When the crust has cooled for 20 minutes, poor the filling into the crust and bake in a 325F oven for about 40 minutes, until the top is set.
Top with whip cream. (optional)