Recently I have been making a few cheesecakes (I am in China where decent cheesecakes don't seem to exist, when I found a place to cream cheese I decided to make my own). I always make a no-bake cheesecake that uses an easy to make crust from crushed up crackers. Usually I just crush the crackers while I watch a TV show, but then I thought to do it in a blender and had wonderful results. Now instead of taking about 15+ minutes, it takes me no more than 30 seconds.
To make this crust, you will need a package or two of graham crackers. The quantity of crackers really depends on how thick you want the crust. Also; just about any sweet cracker should work. Here in China I use "Breakfast Biscuits" which are fantastic.
Use your hands to crush the crackers into the blender (nothing fancy here, you just want small enough pieces for the blender to actually work). Once the crackers are in, you will turn the blender on while shaking it up and down. This will blend up all the crackers into a fine powder.
Once you have blended the crackers, put them in your cheesecake container.
Add about 1/3 cup of melted butter and mix in with the cracker mix. If you would like, you can add some cinnamon to the blended crackers before you add in the butter.
Mix until the texture is consistent. Then use a spoon or other blunt object to press the crust down. The harder you press down, the more likely it is that the crust will stay together.
I have found that not only does blending up the crackers in a blender save a lot of time, the finer crumbs also allow for a better crust that sticks together better.