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:

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  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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    Blessie Nelson — August 26, 2013 @ 4:43 am

    fan of Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Facebook – Blessie Nelson

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    Blessie Nelson — August 26, 2013 @ 4:43 am

    Followed @SPKitchen and @Chobani on Twitter – @Bless_Eliz

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    Liz — August 26, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    I follow Sweet Pea by emails. Love Chobani by itself or used in baking bundt cakes and muffins.

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 26, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    I like to use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream since my husband doesn’t like sour cream!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 26, 2013 @ 10:30 am

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 26, 2013 @ 10:30 am

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    I follow you on Pinterest

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    Liz — August 26, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    I like to eat it with fruit.

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    Liz — August 26, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    I subscribe to Sweet Pea by email.

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    Erica WITT — August 26, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    I use plain Chobani yogurt in any recipe calling for sour cream. So much healthier and I can’t tell the difference.

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    Sarah O. — August 26, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    I use Greek yogurt in TONS of things – pancakes, tuna salad, pasta sauce, smoothies, you name it! It really is such a perfect healthy substitution for so many things.

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    Ally — August 27, 2013 @ 3:22 am

    As a replacement for mayo in curry chicken salad. it’s nice and creamy and even imparts a little tanginess to the salad that you don’t get from boring ol’ (fattening) mayo

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    Ally — August 27, 2013 @ 3:23 am

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    Ally — August 27, 2013 @ 3:23 am

    Following Chobani on Twitter :)

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    Liz — August 27, 2013 @ 7:53 am

    I subscribe to your emails.

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    Liz — August 27, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    I like to use it in cucumbers.

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    Liz — August 27, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    I like to use it with cucumbers.

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    Rachel Friedman — August 27, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    I love to use chobani in pasta sauces as a great, low calorie and high protein addition since I’m a vegetarian that loves to work out!

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    Rachel Friedman — August 27, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    I follow Chobani and you on Twitter (@raefriedman)

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    Rachel Friedman — August 27, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest and pinned your recipe to my “Pescatarian Swag” board

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    Susan — August 27, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    I use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream in dips.

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    T:) — August 27, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    Lately, my favorite way to enjoy Chobani is simply with a tablespoon or two of homemade fig preserves. Delicious!! I also enjoy adding 2 T Hersey’s Special Dark Cocoa, 2 packets Truvia, and a few chopped almonds.

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    Florence S — August 27, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    I like to use yogurt when I make Tandoori Chicken.

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    Florence S — August 27, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    I already subscribe to your blog by email. Thanks for all the yummy recipes!

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    candace — August 27, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    i follow on pinterest and i pinned this giveaway and recipe

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    Sharon — August 27, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

    I have just started using Chobani in my cooking/baking. I recently made chicken salad with red grapes and walnuts and Chobani . . . it was much better with the yogurt than mayo. Can’t wait to try these brownies!!

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    Sharon — August 27, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

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    Sharon — August 27, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    I am following Sweet Pea’s Kitchen on Pinterest and pinned this giveaway on my Food Yummies board (username sharhart).

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    Ann Marie — August 27, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    I love to substitute greek yogurt in my breads and muffins – it makes them so light and moist!

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    Maria — August 27, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

    I follow you and chobani on twitter.

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    Liz — August 28, 2013 @ 10:24 am

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    Liz — August 28, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    I use yoghurt in all kinds of smoothies.

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    Liz — August 28, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    I subscribe to your emails. Yoghurt is great in many sauces and dips.

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats — August 28, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    I love cream cheese brownies, so I bet these would totally be my kinda brownie too! Great idea!

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    Emily N — August 28, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

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    Emily N — August 28, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    I love to make pancakes with greek yogurt.

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