The crust worked out very well, I thought. I used Martha Stewart's recipe as a starting place:
6 ounces cookies
3 Tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
5 Tablespoons unsalted melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, crush the cookies to fine crumbs….making about 1 ½ cups. Add the sugar, salt, and butter and pulse until combined.
Firmly press into pie dish. Bake until crust is dry and set, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack before filling.
Since I wanted to use up the animal crackers, this was a perfect recipe because I could weigh them to come up with the crumbs.
This pie crust worked well, I thought, with a chocolate filling.
As it turned out, no one ate the pie...I suppose chocolate pie for breakfast is too out there for them. Dear One and Son#4 were able to have some. The crust turned out to be very crumbly making it more of an eat-with-a-spoon dish. I ate one bite and found it was very nice. As is frequently the case, I am in the minority