The Rea Family

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13 Ratings

Brenda Rea's famous homemade brownie recipe.


  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup Queen Creek Olive Mill Dark Chocolate Olive Oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9x12 baking pan. On low heat, melt chocolate in saucepan, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Melt butter, add olive oil, and mix in one egg at a time.
  3. Add in vanilla, and then chocolate. Fold in dry ingredients - don’t over mix batter. Pour mixture into a pan smoothing off the top. Sprinkle chocolate chunks on top of batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes until brownies pull away from side of pan.