**UPDATE** Char Stars will be at the first annual Victoria Vegan Fest in Victoria, BC on July 1, 2012 from 12pm-5pm!! See you there! **
One of the questions I’m often asked is, “What are Char Stars?” Well, let me tell you!
Char Stars are ‘cookies’ that have soft, chewy textures. No need for baking, as the base in all Char Stars is just dates _ almonds. Prepared with 70% raw ingredients _ love, Char Stars are rich, filling, _ highly addictive. Free of many allergens, including dairy, gluten, sugar, soy, _ egg, these delicious little stars will have you wondering how being good finally tastes that way.
I first created Fudgy Chocolate Almond Char Stars after thinking about everything I could put into a cookie that would make me happy. The first bite (okay, the first ten bites) of these little babies proved I really had dreamed up the ultimate recipe. I had one fan describe these as “a mix between cookie _ fudge.” These melt-in-your-mouth fudge cookies will have you coming back for more. You have been warned.
Cinnamon Coconut Almond Char Stars were the second cookie babies to arrive. With a soft, cookie dough texture containing the perfect balance of cinnamon to coconut, my Mom instantly declared these her favourite Char Stars: and she’s not alone. For those who prefer to indulge in a sweet treat sans chocolate, these adorable little stars are for you.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough was created when I had a serious craving for cookie dough. Wanting to make something I could feel good about, I thought, “hey…Char Stars need a new sister!” Several compliments _ marriage proposals later, these babies too, are a hit. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is my brother’s favourite flavor.
I’m also often asked, “Which Char Star is your favourite?”
Well the truth is…they all are! I have had a lot of fun creating all kinds of recipes in the kitchen, but these three are the ones that I am most proud of, the ones I crave most, and the ones I want to share with the world.
Where can you find Char Stars?
Currently, Char Stars are available in these Farmer’s Markets on Vancouver Island, BC:
Duncan Farmer’s Market
Saturdays from 9am-2pm
**Drop-in only, updates will be posted on Facebook _ Twitter when available.
**Note: I am currently seeking a commercially-licensed kitchen where I may produce Char Stars for sale online _ in retail stores. I will keep all of you updated on the future of Char Stars ;)
peace, love, food <3