Chocolate Boulders

Looking for the perfect Indiana Jones dessert? Make my Chocolate Boulders!

Chocolate Boulders | Indiana Jones Dessert

I was determined to figure out a way to turn the iconic Raiders of the Lost Ark boulder into a dessert for my Indiana Jones party. Y’all, I’m going to level with you. I’ve never been so terrified to make anything for my Disney Dinners but every step turned out to be so easy! All six boulders turned out perfectly and even smashed brilliantly so don’t be scared. You got this!

Chocolate Boulders | Indiana Jones Dessert
This recipe makes six chocolate boulders

Chocolate Boulders | Indiana Jones Dessert

You really want silicone molds for this. They’re inexpensive and easy to use. You can use baking chocolate instead of the wafers but I love using the wafers whenever I can (they’re at many big grocery stores these days!) because you don’t have to temper the chocolate. You just melt and go and look how shiny and gorgeous they turned out! If you use baking chocolate, you’ll of course want to temper the chocolate to get it nice and shiny. 

Silicone molds for hot cocoa bombs

As you can see, I did not do the neatest of jobs. I did one perfect layer and then decided to reinforce them with a second small layer, which made them quite messy. It doesn’t matter what the inside looks like though – the outer shells turned out great and all twelve popped right out of the mold.

Chocolate Boulders | Indiana Jones Dessert
They turned out so shiny!

These boulders have a delicious “dirt” no-bake cheesecake filling. I had a little bit of mixture leftover so don’t be shy about filling them. You don’t want the mixture too close to the edge but you can pile it quite high. 

No-bake dirt cheesecake filling

When assembling, work on one boulder at a time. I ended up heating my skillet three times during the process. You don’t need it hot, just warm enough to melt the edges of the chocolate halves to seal them together. Once sealed, these were so sturdy, we literally were rolling them around on the plates before smashing them. I hope you love this Indiana Jones dessert as much as I do!

Chocolate Boulders | Indiana Jones Dessert

Chocolate Boulders
12 oz bag Ghirardelli Chocolate Wafers
1 cup whipping cream
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup Oreo cookie crumbs 
Serving suggestion: more Oreo crumbs, berries
Special supplies: silicone molds

  1. Melt wafers in a glass dish in the microwave at half power for 30 seconds, then stirring every 15 seconds until almost melted.
  2. Stir chocolate until smooth, then spoon about a tablespoon of chocolate in 12 2-inch silicone mold rounds. Use a small spatular to work chocolate up the sides, then let sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. 
  3. To make the dirt filling: beat whipping cream in a metal bowl with a metal whisk until soft peaks form (about 2-3 minutes). In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla, then fold in whipped cream and Oreo cookie crumbs.
  4. Remove the boulders from the molds. Preheat a small skillet until warm, then set a boulder half edge-side down on the skillet for 3 seconds to slightly melt the edge. Quickly fill with dirt filling (fill it high but not too close to the edge) then melt another piece’s edge for about 3 seconds. Set that half on top of the filled half, watching the magic happen as it seals.
  5. Repeat with remaining boulders, then let set at room temperature for half an hour before popping in the fridge. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Delicious served with strawberries or raspberries with additional Oreo crumbs on the plate. 

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