Greek Yogurt Swirl Brownies {Chobani Giveaway}

Greek Yogurt Swirl Brownies {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Last week I had the sudden, undeniable urge for brownies. Now I know that it’s summertime and I should be posting recipes with summer berries, fruit tarts, or ice cream. But as we all know, there’s never a bad time for brownies! :) So after Little Sweet Pea went to bed, I ran into the kitchen and whipped up a batch of these babies.

Greek Yogurt Swirl Brownies {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}
Deep dark chocolate brownies with sweet and tangy Greek yogurt swirls. Heavenly. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made brownies and declared them the best ones yet, but these definitely fall into that category.

Greek Yogurt Swirl Brownies {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

If you love the sweet and salty combo these brownies are for you. They’re topped not only with tangy Greek yogurt swirls but also flaky sea salt, making them absolutely irresistible.

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I’m very excited about today’s giveaway! The wonderful folks over at Chobani are giving one lucky Sweet Pea’s Kitchen reader a custom shipment of Chobani delivered right to your front door! The lucky winner will receive six 32-ounce containers of Chobani! Just follow the directions below for a chance to win!

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I use Chobani Greek Yogurt all of the time in my recipes. It’s a great substitute for not-so-healthy ingredients such as cream cheese, sour cream, oil, butter and even mayonnaise! Don’t forget to follow Chobani on Pinterest for more recipes using Greek yogurt!

How to Enter: Leave a comment on this post answering the question: “What’s your favorite way to use Greek yogurt in cooking/baking?” Feel free to leave links to your favorite Greek yogurt recipes.

Extra Entries: The following five opportunities below will earn one extra entry into the giveaway for each. You must leave separate comments for each one to ensure that they are counted as separate entries:

  1. Subscribe to Sweet Pea’s Kitchen by either RSS or Email. Come back and let me know you have subscribed in an additional comment.
  2. Become a fan of Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Facebook. Come back and let me know you became a fan in an additional comment.
  3. Follow @SPKitchen and @Chobani on Twitter. Come back and let me know you’ve followed in an additional comment.
  4. Tweet the following about the giveaway: “Enter to win a shipment of @Chobani Greek yogurt from @SPKitchen #Giveaway! http://bit.ly/16pLG39“ Come back and let me know you’ve Tweeted in an additional comment.
  5. Follow Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Pinterest and Pin this giveaway

PLEASE REMEMBER: Leave a separate comment for EACH of your entries or only one entry will be counted.

Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 CST           GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!

Winner: The winner will be selected at random by Sweet Pea’s Kitchen using Random.org. The giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). All entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to confirm receipt of the email. If the winner does not reply within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.

Giveaway Winner

The winner of the giveaway was Tricia! I hope you enjoy the Chobani! Here’s what she said:

Giveaway Winner

Greek Yogurt Swirl Brownies

Deep dark chocolate brownies with sweet and tangy Greek yogurt swirls.

Yield: 16 brownies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 ounces dark chocolate (72%), chopped
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon espresso powder
1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt
3/4 cup Choboni Greek yogurt (plain, vanilla or honey flavored)
3/4 tsp. honey
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 8 inch metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.) Butter the parchment.
In a small, heatproof bowl, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir until combined, add cocoa powder and stir until very smooth.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add chocolate mixture and stir until smooth. Add flour and espresso powder and stir until just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain.
Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle the sea salt over the top and set aside.
To prepare Greek yogurt mixture, beat yogurt, honey and vanilla extract in a small bowl until smooth. Distribute the yogurt mixture in 8 dollops over batter in the pan. Swirl in with a knife or spatula.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, until brownies are set around the edges–the center will still appear to be a little underdone.
Let the brownies cool completely at room temperature in the pan for 1 hour, then refrigerate until they are firm, about 1 hour.

Serve at room temperature.

The brownies can be refrigerated for up to 3 days, and frozen for up to 1 month.

Source: adapted from Bake Your Day, orignially adaoted from Food & Wine

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262 Responses to “Greek Yogurt Swirl Brownies {Chobani Giveaway}”

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    Madeline — August 23, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    I like using Greek yogurt to make Banana Honey Yogurt Ice (found on allrecipes.com).

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    Madeline — August 23, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    I subscribe to your RSS feed via feedly.

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    Madeline — August 23, 2013 @ 5:35 pm
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    Madeline — August 23, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    I “like” your Facebook page (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).

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    Cindy B. — August 23, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    I haven’t really use Chobani Greek Yogurt in cooking or baking, I just love the taste of it with granola. I did see the recipe I would love to try soon. Here’s the link: http://chobani.com/kitchen/recipes/cranberry-oatmeal-bars/

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    Madeline — August 23, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    I follow @SPKitchen and @Chobani on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

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    Madeline — August 23, 2013 @ 5:44 pm
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    Cindy B. — August 23, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    I am a fan of Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Facebook.

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    Cindy B. — August 23, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    I follow @SPKitchen and @Chobani on Twitter.

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    Cindy B. — August 23, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

    I tweeted.

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    Cindy B. — August 23, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    I follow Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Pinterest and pinned.

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    Ilene — August 23, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    I use it in my banana bread instead of buttermilk.

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    erin — August 23, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

    in banana bread!

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    Tricia — August 23, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    I love subbing Chobani for yogurt in lots of recipes like muffins!

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    Emily @ Stay Healthy, Stay Happy — August 23, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

    I love putting Greek yogurt in muffins! These are delicious: http://stayhealthy-stayhappy.com/2013/05/14/refreshing-orange-muffins/

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    Tricia — August 23, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

    I subscribe to Sweet Pea by email!

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    Emily @ Stay Healthy, Stay Happy — August 23, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

    I follow @SPKitchen and @Chobani on Twitter!

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    Emily @ Stay Healthy, Stay Happy — August 23, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    I like Sweet Peas on Facebook!

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    Emily @ Stay Healthy, Stay Happy — August 23, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

    I follow your boards and pinned your recipe/giveaway. Love me some Chobani!

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    NaDell — August 23, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    I have only used Greek yogurt in baking once and it was in some quick bread.

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    Linda Schenk — August 23, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    Love chobani yogurt most mornings for breakfast
    With homemade granola and fresh fruit. Also love
    Use it to make shakes all the time!

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    NaDell — August 23, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    I’m a fan of Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on FB.

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    Linda Schenk — August 23, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    I now follow sweet peas kitchen on twitter

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    Linda Schenk — August 23, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    Now following chobani on twitter!

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    Linda Schenk — August 23, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    Now following chobani on Pinterest!

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    Kris - Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts — August 23, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    One of my favorite ways to use Chobani is in my Creamy Mexican Rice
    http://www.sugarcookiestopeterbilts.com/2013/06/creamy-mexican-rice.html

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    Kris - Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts — August 23, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

    I have followed you for a long time on Pinterest, and I just pinned the giveaway.

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    Kris - Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts — August 23, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

    Already a fan on facebook!

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    Kris - Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts — August 23, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    Subscribed via email.

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    Lisa — August 23, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    I love to swap out plain Greek yogurt for sour cream in recipes and as a topping.

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    Kelli — August 23, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

    I like to substitute greek yogurt for all or at least half of the oil/butter in baking.

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    heather — August 23, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    i have only used in one time in banana bread but i am getting braver and thinking about trying it more often

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    Wehaf — August 23, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

    I use greek yogurt in all my quiches.

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    Nicole S. — August 23, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

    I don’t think you can go wrong with greek yogurt and lots of fresh fruit and some honey to make a refreshing and filling smoothie

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    Caroline — August 23, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    I use Greek yogurt to replace oils and butters when baking!!

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    Caroline — August 23, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    Follow sweet peas and chobani on twitter

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    Caroline — August 23, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    Following sweet peas on Pinterest

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    Caroline — August 23, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    Subscribed to emails

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    Katie — August 23, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

    I love yogurt as a butter/oil sub in quick breads

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    Katie — August 23, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

    RSS feed subscriber!

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    Elissa — August 23, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    I use greek yogurt in overnight oats and as a sub for sour cream.

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    Elissa — August 23, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

    I follow @SPKitchen and @Chobani on Twitter.

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    Elissa — August 23, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    I followed Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Pinterest and pinned this giveaway

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    Shelly — August 23, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    I’ve never used it for baking, but these brownies look like someone I’d love to try!

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    Shelly — August 23, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    I’m an email subscriber.

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    Shelly — August 23, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    I like you on Facebook.

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    Shelly — August 23, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    I follow you and Chobani on Twitter.

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    Shelly — August 23, 2013 @ 9:15 pm
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    Elizabeth — August 23, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    I use Greek yogurt in my cream sauces for pasta, and I also use it in my quick breads and coffee cakes.

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