What is that?
Oh, just a week of awesome from nearly 70 bloggers filled with chocolate, a giveaway, more chocolate and then another dose of chocolate just for good measure.
#Choctoberfest is a virtual event put together by The PinterTest Kitchen. (You should remember those ladies rather well since I just had this blog for the Secret Recipe Club.)
Bloggers from around the world will be posting their favorite chocolate recipes, and you'll get a chance to win some awesome prizes.
Want the details? Read on...
#Choctoberfest would not be possible without our sponsors, starting with our 2015 Gold Sponsor, Imperial Sugar. Imperial Sugar has been a trusted name in family kitchens since 1843. Their sugar products and sweeteners are made from non-GMO cane sugar and ensure consistently delicious results.
We'll be using Imperial Sugar whenever we use sugar in our recipes this week, and can't wait to share the sweetness with you! You can find Imperial Sugar on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more.
Make sure you visit the recipes section of their website for some sweet inspiration, and you can also find coupons on their website if you want to try out Imperial Sugar yourself. Imperial Sugar and our other sponsors have banded together to contribute some awesome prizes for our #Choctoberfest giveaway!
Entering is simple - just click below to follow us on Pinterest.
Here's what you could win:
- Granulated Sugar from Imperial Sugar
- Chocolate Mint Essential Woman Omega Swirl and Chocolate Silk Greens from Barlean's
- Chocolate bars (dark, milk, and white) from Lindt Chocolate
- Hemp seed prize pack (hulled hemp seed, toasted hemp seed, hemp seed oil, and hemp protein powder) from Just Hemp Foods
- Divine Chocolate gift set (15 flavors of chocolate bars!) from Divine Chocolate
- Dark chocolate caramels from Tahana Confections
- Vintage inspired gathering apron from Bless This Mess
- Lulu's Lovepack (6 flavors of chocolate bars!) from Lulu's Chocolate
- Pure Chocolate Lovers Supreme gift box from Pearson Farm
We also have a nonprofit sponsor this year - Rescue Chocolate! They make vegan chocolate treats and donate 100% of their proceeds to animal shelters. (How awesome is that!?!)
Enter below with the Rafflecopter!
We're picking a winner on October 12th at 8:00 AM
Now that all of my bases are covered, let's get onto the recipes. I figured I would lure you in this week with a skinny version of a brownie. Why? Because I think it nicely balances the rest of the chocolate overload I plan to bombard you with this week.
Skinny Peanut Butter Brownies
Source: Sally's Baking Addiction
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 6 oz. low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 cup Imperial brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
2. Add the Greek yogurt, almond milk, egg, salt, baking powder, brown sugar, honey, cocoa powder and oats into your high power blender (Vitamix, Blendtec or Ninja) or into a food processor and mix until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the processor or blender a few times to get everything really smooth.
3. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
4. Add the peanut butter to a microwave safe dish and microwave in 30-second intervals until peanut butter has thinned out.
5. Drop spoonfuls of the softened peanut butter into the brownie batter and swirl with a butter knife or toothpick to create a marbled effect.
6. Bake for 25 minutes or until the brownies begin to pull away from the edges of the pan. Transfer to a wire rack to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut cooled brownies into squares.
If you're a fan of the super fudge-y dense brownie and would prefer to shove these into your mouth without as many calories as a regular brownie, these little tasty bites of chocolate peanut butter gooeyness are going to be right up your alley. I took these into work and figured maybe two or three of the guys who prefer healthier foods would pick at them.
Nope. They were devoured by all in a matter of hours. It might have been only an hour, honestly.
A huge thank you to all of the other blogs participating in #Choctoberfest 2015.
Check out their blogs throughout the week for chocolate recipes you won't be able to resist:
The PinterTest Kitchen • 2 Cookin' Mamas • A Day in the Life on the Farm • Aloha Flavor • Amy's Cooking Adventures • Angels Homestead • Balancing Motherhood • Bless this Mess • Busy-at-Home • Chocolate Slopes • Coconut & Lime • Colie's Kitchen • Cookaholic Wife • Cooking In Stilettos • Cooking With Libby • Cookistry • CopyKat Recipes • Cravings of a Lunatic • Crumbs in my Mustachio • Culinary Couture • Cupcakes Take The Cake • Deliciously Savvy • Eat It & Say Yum • Fairyburger • Famished Fish, Finicky Shark • Farm Fresh Feasts • Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine • Full Belly Sisters • Get Off The Couch and Cook • Grumpy's Honeybunch • Hey What's for Dinner Mom? • Honey and Birch • I Can Cook That • Jane's Adventures in Dinner • Jessie Weaver • Life on Food • Life, Love, and Good Food • Majorly Delicious • Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog • Mother Would Know • Or Whatever You Do • Poet in the Pantry • Recipes Food and Cooking • Rhubarb and Honey • Sassy Southern Yankee • Savory Tart • Seduction in The Kitchen • Serena Lissy • Sumptuous Spoonfuls • Take Two Tapas • That Skinny Chick Can Bake • ThatsSoYummy • The Chonchudo Files • The Crumby Cupcake • The Dinner-Mom • The Saucy Southerner • The Spiced Life • The Spiffy Cookie • The Two Bite Club • The Weekday Gourmet • Vintage Kitty • Wendy Polisi • What A Girl Eats • WhitBit's Indian Kitchen • Wit Wisdom & Food • Zesty South Indian Kitchen
Are you a blogger who is interested in joining us during out next community event?
We'll make sure you get an email about our next blogger event.