Art Stone from Honest Biscuit in Seattle was inspired by his grandmother's version of this down-home, easy-to-make breakfast staple that's served over fluffy buttermilk biscuits. Sounds kind of funny if you've never tried it before, but one bite and you'll be hooked.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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-high heat until bubbling, 1 to 2 minutes. Add flour and stir until smooth, about 1 minute. Mix sugar and cocoa powder into butter-flour mixture until dissolved. Slowly pour milk into chocolate mixture, stirring constantly, until gravy thickens, 5 to 7 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 30.5g; fat 8.4g; cholesterol 21.7mg; sodium 69.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2017
5 stars all the way, so delicious. I did add vanilla off-heat and since my butter was unsalted I added some salt too. I only make chocolate gravy once every 5 years or so but so worth it every time! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2019
I had serious issues getting the sugar to melt in with the roux before the coco powder started burning, even after watching the video, changing pans, changing temperatures, melting through a whisk, etc. I just wasted so much cocoa powder. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2017
5 stars all the way, so delicious. I did add vanilla off-heat and since my butter was unsalted I added some salt too. I only make chocolate gravy once every 5 years or so but so worth it every time! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2018
This is very similar to the chocolate gravy that I learned to make from my mother, who learned from her mother. Three generations that i know making this. Only difference is we use some vanilla in it. Sooo yummy over warm, fresh homemade biscuits. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2016
This tasted just like grandma used to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2017
This recipe is spot on and makes a great tasting chocolate gravy! Great on home made biscuits or ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2018
I used 2% milk instead of whole milk. I mixed the sugar and cocoa well before adding to pan, stirred it together and poured milk in before it solidified. Thickened well, and was ever so delicious. At 58 years old, it was my husbands first time having chocolate gravy, who would have ever thought? Glad I ran across this to remind me of the times past, and bring a taste of those times to my love. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2020
as one reviewer said, she had a hard time dissolving the sugar/cocoa mixture without it burning. I burned the first batch, then second time I heated the sugar/cocoa mixture well but didn't try to dissolve it all the way...once I started adding the milk it worked fine and ended up perfectly smooth. it was really good! only used 1/4 cup cocoa but everything else was the same. also a great dip with pretzels!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2018
Very easy to follow recipe turned out exactly as expected. I used it to top pancakes with banana slices was very yummy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2019
I had serious issues getting the sugar to melt in with the roux before the coco powder started burning, even after watching the video, changing pans, changing temperatures, melting through a whisk, etc. I just wasted so much cocoa powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2016
Fond memories of my grandmother making this for me! Read More
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