Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Greek yogurt football brownies
It's football season and that means it's time for tailgating and game-day eats. Full disclosure, I'm not a huge football fan, but my husband and a lot of our friends and family are big sports fans. I prefer to supply and eat the goodies! While you are out there tailgating with your friends before the big game, don't forget to include something sweet to end your feast. These fudgy brownies are made with Chobani Greek yogurt so they are a slightly lighter treat to indulge in. Greek yogurt provides the brownies with a nice dense and fudge-like texture without the eggs and butter in most brownie recipes. I used non-fat yogurt and you can't tell at all. The yogurt gives these brownies a distinctive and pleasant tang that compliments the sweetness well.
This recipe will make about 10 football-shaped brownies (and you'll have plenty of scrap pieces to nibble on while you are decorating them). These are a perfect little treat for your next tailgate or game-day gathering and everyone will love their fun football shape!
Greek yogurt football brownies
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons refined coconut oil
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup lightly packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 11"x7" baking dish with parchment paper so that it overhangs one side of the pan.
Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a small dish in the microwave cooking for 30 seconds at a time and then stirring until smooth (alternatively you can use a small saucepan on the stove over very low heat). Set aside to cool slightly.
Whisk together the flour through sugar in a large bowl until no sugar lumps remain.
Stir the vanilla and yogurt into the chocolate. Then stir the mixture into the dry ingredients until combined (the batter will be thick). Spread evenly into the prepared baking dish.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes, just until the middle is set. Let cool completely.
When cool cut into football shapes using a butter knife. I was able to get 10 footballs, about 2.5 inches long each.
Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or in a small pan until just melted. Using a chopstick, decorate each brownie to look like a football as in the photos. Let the white chocolate dry completely. Then store in an airtight container and take to your tailgate to enjoy!
Disclosure: Chobani provided me with the yogurt as part of their tailgating recipes #MadewithChobani promotion. However; as always, all opinions are my own. Check out their recipes section for more ideas on how to incorporate Greek yogurt in your cooking.
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