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Rating: 4.63 stars
272 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 204
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4

When my grandchildren spend the night the first thing they ask for is chocolate gravy for breakfast. It's delicious served over buttered toast with bacon at the side.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add cocoa and flour; stir until a thick paste is formed. Stir in sugar and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick.

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Cook's Note:

Substitute bacon grease for part of the butter, if you wish.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 26.1g; fat 13.1g; cholesterol 35.4mg; sodium 107.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2004
I tried this recipe several times and started modifying it after the second try it was just too sweet and not enough butter to throughly disolve the four/cocoa mixture. I decreased the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup and increase the butter to 5 tablespoons. I also combine the flour and cocoa and whisk it before I add it to the butter. Also, if you let the butter cool for a bit after melting it will decrease the chance for lumps. Also, I add the sugar to the milk with 1 teaspoon of vanilla and stir to disolve before adding it to the butter/cocoa/flour mixture. The original recipe makes a great cold chocolate pudding. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2010
My mother in law suggested I make this for my toddler, and I decided to try this recipe. I have never had chocolate gravy before, so i have no comparision. That being said, as far as consistency goes, the ratios were right on. I had to add some more milk later on, as it thickened fairly quickly while on low heat. I added an extra 1/2 T cocoa, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 1/8 tsp salt. It wasn't my cup of tea, but that's not to say that this recipe isn't good. It did taste like a warm chocolate pudding, so if this is what you're looking for, this is a recipe for you! Read More
(8)
272 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 204
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2004
I tried this recipe several times and started modifying it after the second try it was just too sweet and not enough butter to throughly disolve the four/cocoa mixture. I decreased the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup and increase the butter to 5 tablespoons. I also combine the flour and cocoa and whisk it before I add it to the butter. Also, if you let the butter cool for a bit after melting it will decrease the chance for lumps. Also, I add the sugar to the milk with 1 teaspoon of vanilla and stir to disolve before adding it to the butter/cocoa/flour mixture. The original recipe makes a great cold chocolate pudding. Read More
(322)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
My husband loves chocolate gravy, and I've been looking for a foolproof recipe. This is it--perfect thickness, perfect sweetness, creamy and smooth. Ingredient amounts and directions are right on target. My husband says this is even better than his mom's; what a compliment! Thanks so much. Read More
(143)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2006
I love this recipe! My children love this recipe! The only thing I changed was I reduced the amount of sugar to 1/2 C. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
this is why i love allrecipes. my grandmother used to make this. she served it over a dense yellow cake, but it is just as delicious over biscuits, waffles, etc...thank you so much for posting this. it is exactly how i remember it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2010
Oh my gosh this was sublime! Fried up some thick cut Applewood smoked bacon served with some homemade biscuits all slathered with butter and it was a heart attack on a plate and we loved every sinful bite. Of course this was a trial run and we'll have to limit ourselves to this kind of mad indulgence on special occasions. No one who has reviewed this recipe claims it's healthy and good for you and is something you'd eat every day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
I've been looking for a chocolate gravy recipe. This recipe is very easy and it came out perfect. It sounded like too much so I cut the recipe in half. I served it over buttermilk biscuits. thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
Thank you Mary Ann! My grandmother made this for me when I visited her as a small child it was something I loved almost as much as my sweet grandmother. She served this scrumptious treat over hot bisquits with bacon and livermush. She passed away many years ago and I never learned to make it. I am so happy to be able to pass this on to my children thanks to you. -Michelle Du Bose Greensboro NC- Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2003
I'm from the Midwest and never heard of chocolate gravy but it sounded interesting enough that I had to give it a try. Very easy to make and wonderfully smooth and chocolately. Am anxious to try it when company is visiting sometime. How does it taste on waffles and pancakes? Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2004
This is soooo good. At first my mom was a bit skeptical because she doesn't like sweet stuff for breakfast but she really liked it after she tried it! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2010
My mother in law suggested I make this for my toddler, and I decided to try this recipe. I have never had chocolate gravy before, so i have no comparision. That being said, as far as consistency goes, the ratios were right on. I had to add some more milk later on, as it thickened fairly quickly while on low heat. I added an extra 1/2 T cocoa, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 1/8 tsp salt. It wasn't my cup of tea, but that's not to say that this recipe isn't good. It did taste like a warm chocolate pudding, so if this is what you're looking for, this is a recipe for you! Read More
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