Weigh out the ingredients
You'll need flour, cocoa powder, salt, sugar, brown sugar, oil, chocolate, eggs, vanilla, and red food gel.
Melt the chocolate & oil
In a small bowl, add the bittersweet chocolate, olive oil, and red food gel. Place over a small saucepan of simmering water, and stir often until fully melted. Remove from the double boiler and allow to cool for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add the sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat on high speed for about 5-6 minutes until the mixture has doubled in size. Scrape down the bowl to make sure everything is properly combined.
Beat the sugars & eggs
While mixing on low speed, slowly pour in the chocolate oil mixture.
Mix in the chocolate oil mixture
Once it is fully combined, add the flour, cocoa powders, and salt, and fold until mostly combined. Lastly, fold in the chopped chocolate until evenly dispersed.
Fold in the dry ingredients & chocolate
Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top with an offset spatula. Bake the brownies for about 35 minutes.
Allow them to cool completely in the pan before removing. Cut into 16 squares, top with flaky sea salt, and enjoy!
Cool & enjoy