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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    Lourdes Gibbons — August 28, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    I use my Chobani yogurt on my oatmeal cereal (cold) soaked overnight for use the following morning.

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    Liz — August 29, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    I subscribe to Sweet Peas emails.

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    Liz — August 29, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    I use yoghurt often to replace sour cream and cream cheese.

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    Liz — August 29, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    I subscribe to your emails

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    Liz — August 29, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    I use yoghurt in cream cheese pies.

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    Juli V — August 29, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    I love adding greek yogurt to cakes. It makes it so moist.

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    Juli V — August 29, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    I’m subscribed via email.

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    Juli V — August 29, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    I’m a fan on Facebook.

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    Juli V — August 29, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    I follow both pages on Twitter.

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    Juli V — August 29, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway.

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    Juli V — August 29, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    I follow on Pinterest and pinned the giveaway.

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    Cheryl McAskill — August 29, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    I am sorry to say not many Chobani’s make it to my recipes…….I EAT them as is!
    However I coat chicken in them and sprinkle bread crumbs over that and bake, keeps the chicken moist and lends a little sweet taste to them. I also used the yogurt on cold cereal instead of milk. Also on oatmeal! Not very original,but my taste buds are not complaining!!!

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    Patti Johnson — August 29, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    I have used Greek yogurt in muffins, and will use it to replace half of the amount of mayo called for in a recipe for salads.

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    Patti Johnson — August 29, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest!

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    Patti Johnson — August 29, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

    I am on Facebook with you!

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    Patti Johnson — August 29, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    I also receive your newsletter via email…..I love your recipes!!!!

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    Amy L — August 30, 2013 @ 6:21 am

    I substitute Greek Yogurt for sour cream in my banana bread, and I also make ranch dip with it.

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    Amy L — August 30, 2013 @ 6:22 am

    I follow both on twitter @amylou61

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    Amy L — August 30, 2013 @ 6:23 am
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    Amy L — August 30, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    I follow you on Pinterest & pinned this
    http://pinterest.com/pin/38632509276937992/

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    Rosemary Boncella — August 30, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    I like to use plain greek yogurt in place of mayo. I especially love it in tuna salad!

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    Rosemary Boncella — August 30, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    I subscribe to Sweet Peas Kitchen via email

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    Rosemary Boncella — August 30, 2013 @ 7:41 am

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    Rosemary Boncella — August 30, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    I follow you on Pinterest

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    Elaine R. — August 30, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    Mix it with some honey and it becomes a lovely dip!

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    Liz — August 30, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    I subscribe to Sweet Pea’s emails and updates.

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    Liz — August 30, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    I use yoghurt mostly with added fruit and just eat it. Many times I will replace mayo or other creamy ingredients with yoghurt.

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    Liz — August 30, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    I subscribe to Sweet Peas emails and wonderful recipes.

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    Liz — August 30, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    I use yoghurt interchangeably in recipes with sauces.

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    Robin — August 30, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    I like substituting for oil/butter!

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    Robin — August 30, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    I am already an email subscriber and LOVE getting my sweet treats in my inbox.

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    Susan — August 30, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    I’m a fb fan! :)

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    Susan — August 30, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    I like to use greek yogurt to make a dressing for cucumbers – either on top of a salad, or as a side!

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    Jeannette — August 30, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    i use greek yogurt in place of all yogurt and sour cream in recipes. it works so well!!

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    Jeannette — August 30, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    i am a facebook fan!

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    Jeannette — August 30, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    i follow you and chobani on twitter

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    Jeannette — August 30, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    i tweeted the giveaway!

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    Tricia Z — August 30, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    I like to use greek yogurt for making homemade ranch dressing. It is sooo good!

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    Michelle — August 30, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    Hi, I love the Chobani Oatmeal (choatmeal) recipe…one of my fave ways to eat oatmeal.
    http://chobani.com/kitchen/recipes/choatmeal/

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    Michelle — August 30, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

    I am a fan on facebook!!

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    Michelle — August 30, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    I follow both of you on Twitter already! :)

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    Michelle — August 30, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    I tweeted about your giveaway. @I_am_MichL

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    Michelle — August 30, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    I pinned this on Pinterest! :) I follow Chobani on Pinterest…and I love their pins! Esp. their “Go Real” board.

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    Krista — August 30, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    I subscribed to emai

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    Krista — August 30, 2013 @ 4:46 pm

    I liked fb I’m Krista Storoy

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    Krista — August 30, 2013 @ 4:46 pm

    I liked your Pinterest
    Same name

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    Krista — August 30, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    I’m now following you on twitter

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