These cherry fudge thumbprints are like a decadent brownie with a tart center, perfect for Valentine’s day!
I got to eat at the CIA (Culinary Institute of America, not the secret spy organization) this weekend and watch burnt orange ice cream get made table-side with liquid nitrogen in a customized hand-crank Kitchen Aid mixer.
I had the idea for these thumbprints weeks ago. The perfect colored Valentine’s day treat made to taste like the ultimate fudge brownie but with a slick secret ingredient that meant you could call them healthy, black beans.
I thought I was super cool. Until then the CIA showed me up with that little on the spot ice cream display and I quickly realized where I rank in the world of food. If beans in cookies is all I got, things aren’t looking too hot for my future.
That said, these rock and it’s not like liquid nitrogen ice cream making is a realistic Valentine’s dessert if you’re staying home this year. Tart cherry fudge thumbprints, however, yes. And…you can eat the whole batch because on the guilt scale of desserts, these are about a -5. Don’t think that cream based orange ice cream can say the same.