Chocolate Chobani Brownies {Giveaway}

Everyone should know by now that I love chocolate. With the exception of the few months during my pregnancy that I couldn’t stand to look at anything sweet, I’ve practically had chocolate everyday of my life.

Yeah, I know…too much of one thing is bad. Trust me, I take it all in moderation, with the exception of desserts like this. Oh. My. Chocolate.

To balance the crazy amounts of desserts I make, my goal is always to make it a little less bad for us. In this case, I’m using my good ‘ole friend, Greek yogurt. And in my house, Chobani is the name of the game.

I use Chobani in loads of things that I make. Take for example, frozen yogurt:

Dark Chocolate Chunk & Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

 

Peach Cobbler Frozen Yogurt

 

Tart Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Or what about Chocolate CakeCheesecake or even savory dishes like Enchiladas!

Greek yogurt is a wonderful substitute for things like oil, butter, milk, sour cream, mayonaise, cream cheese, or even buttermilk!

So, there ya go. You know my secret!

In addition to a fabulously rich chocolate brownie recipe that’s made with Chobani, I also have an excellent giveaway for ya! You can thank me later. ;-)

Chocolate Chobani Brownies

adapted from FitSugar

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup 2% vanilla chocolate chunk Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

How-To

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare an 8″ square pan with foil and spray with canola oil. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flours, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the butter and sugar together until combined.
  5. Whisk in the eggs until combined.
  6. Whisk in the yogurt.
  7. Whisk in the dry ingredients.
  8. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  9. Pour into the prepared baking pan.
  10. Bake for 23-27 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool before cutting.

Servings: 9-18 brownies, depending on how big you like them!

 

Giveaway Closed

Winner: Amy who said, “I love Chobani! Eat one everyday and love it for baking!”

Prize: Chobani 6 blended 16 ounce greek yogurts that include the following flavors:

  • 0% peach
  • 2% mango
  • 2% pineapple
  • 0% blueberry
  • 0% black cherry
  • 2% vanilla chocolate chunk

To Enter (Mandatory)Leave a comment telling me how you like using Chobani or just say howdy if you’re a Chobani virgin or are having a brain fart! Feel free to leave links for recipes!

      Deadline: August 25, 2012 at 11:59am Eastern Time

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each):

  • Become a fan of chocolate & carrots on facebook (current or new fans)!
  • Become a follower on twitter (current or new followers) and tweet about this post saying something like: Enter to win a @chobani prize pack from @chocandcarrots! http://bit.ly/OGWbqz #giveaway

That’s a total of 3 chances to win! :D Good luck everyone!

 

No purchase necessary to enter. Prizes will only be shipped within the United States. Winner will be selected at random by chocolate & carrots using Random.org. All entries received after the giveaway closing day and time will not be considered. Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. Winners will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to confirm receipt of the email. If the winners do not reply within 24 hours, another winner(s) will be selected. Giveaways will be mailed to the winners’ address.  This giveaway has been sponsored by Chobani. This is a sponsored post.  I received a 6 count prize pack as compensation.  All opinions stated are my own.

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114 comments

  1. We use greek yogurt instead of sour cream or mix it half and half. I can’t really even tell the difference…it’s so good. Love eating GY.

  2. I’ve never cooked with Chobani, but absolutely LOVE the strawberry banana & apple cinnamon flavors! I’m sure it’d be great used in a breakfast smoothie as well!

  3. I love Chobani Greek yogurt! I use the fat free plain yogurt as a substitute for sour cream on baked potatoes or in other recipes, and I eat it in smoothies & fruit parfaits all the time.

  4. Those brownies…drool! My favorite way to use Chobani is to simply eat it plain or make a yogurt bowl for breakfast!

  5. I have yet to use Chobani in any of my baking, or cooking, but I have used greek yogurt in the past to add to quick breads to make them more moist. I usually just eat Chobani plain or add either granola or ground flaxseed.

  6. I’m not one to think outside the box. I usually enjoy my Chobani plain for breakfast. Boring! I know! I never knew that you could use Chobani in place of mayonnaise. This is something I will absolutely begin doing. I can’t stand mayonnaise. The thought of it makes me want to gag. This is great news!

  7. I am following you on Facebook! Ya know, my age group was the very first to use Facebook. I remember someone telling me as a freshman in College what Facebook was. Now our world can’t live without it….Except my husband. He deliberately removed his account because of how much it’s changed from the good old days.  Unfortunately, I haven’t mustard up the courage to sign up for twitter. If I had twitter I would absolutely tweet about this!!!

  8. I LOVE Chobani! It started off as a strong like of eating the flavored cups by themselves, which quickly evolved into the purchase of the large containers so that I could make them as sweet or as tart as I liked with my own fruit/granola/sweeteners. Now, most of the time my Chobani cravings occur in the form of breakfast smoothies, or whenever I bake or make dips. It’s the best substitution!

  9. I personally just like to eat it straight. But sometimes I’ll use Chobani vanilla instead of milk with my morning cereal, and I replaced sour cream with some plain Chobani in a cheesecake I made last year. That cheesecake got rave reviews! :D

  10. I use Chobani in a lot of baking. I use the plain version in muffins, pancakes, waffles, zucchini bread, and scones.

  11. I enjoy chobani, but usually pick up their plain yogurt. Hubs and I are watching our sugar intake, and it’s crazy how much sugar flavored yogurts have! But I’d still love to win!

  12. I love Chobani, especially the pineapple flavor. I usually just have it as is with some granola or I’ll mix it in a smoothie or protein shake.

  13. French vanilla Chobani, a handful of roasted/salted almonds, a handful of dark chocolate chips, and a handful of blueberries … for breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner -anytime! Yum!!

  14. I love greek yogurt, but Choboni is by far my fave! I love using it in my baking or making a healthy packed protein ice cream. Yet its equally good in a parfait or overnight oats. Yum!

  15. Mixed cocoa powder and a little sweetener and then throw in the freezer for a half hour! Also for breakfast with blueberries, honey, and a 1/4 cup of kashi cinnamon cereal :)

  16. Love Chobani yogurt! Use the nonfat plain almost everyday in a blueberry smoothie! Have used it in place of mayo in making potato salad and tuna salad too.

  17. Your brownie and froyo pictures are to die for! I eat greek yogurt every day for breakfast but I’d no idea that they made chocolate?! This is wonderful news. And I’ll retweet you now ;-)

  18. Of course I like to just eat it straight for breakfast or a snack, but plain greek yogurt is an awesome sour cream substitute. It often ends up as a dip for taquitos or a base for a creamy sauce on fish tacos. I also add it to smoothies sometimes to make them taste really rich. Yum!

  19. I’m not a huge yogurt fan :( the only one in my house that doesn’t eat it on a daily basis, but boy do I LOVE baking with it! Not even so much for the low fat factor as much as it is for the moist flavor and slightly tangy flavor, much better than sour cream. I have used Chobani to bake with, and like I said everyone else in my family LOVES their yogurt. Can’t wait to try these brownies. I have needed a good chocolate recipe here!

  20. I love making tzatziki cucumber dip with plain Chobani yogurt. I’m very much looking forward to trying brownies with it too :)

  21. I absolutely adore Chobani yogurt and have it for my “dessert” at night with peaches or blueberries or just by itself. I really look forward to it a couple of hours after dinner – it’s a real treat. Sometimes, in a moment of weakness, I may even have it twice a day.

  22. I love topping some vanilla chobani with granola.. such a healthy treat! I also use chobani in smoothies to amp up the protein

  23. Wow! I made these tonight and they are amazing! I used plain fat free chobani yogurt and omitted the chocolate chips, and the brownies turned out wonderfully dense with a rich cocoa taste. Using the plain chobani and leaving out the chips resulted in a tasty, low-calorie chocolate fix–I calculated for 1/9 of the 8×8 pan, each brownie is only 156 calories. Thanks for sharing.

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