Chocolate and Biscuits Recipe

| July 18, 2021 | 3 Comments

Biscuits with Chocolate Gravy

Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to learn how to make this chocolate gravy syrup for your biscuits. An old Southern favorite. Printable recipe included.


Chocolate Biscuits, enjoy!
Chocolate and Biscuits are also known as Biscuits with Chocolate Gravy. A thin chocolate syrup is poured over homemade biscuits for an awesome breakfast delight. This is one of my earliest childhood food memories and has always been a favorite.


Chocolate & Biscuits, slider.

This was always called just Chocolate and Biscuits at our house.

I have three things that I remember among my first childhood food memories. Fisher Sandwiches, Cornmeal Mush, and Chocolate and Biscuits.

I probably searched the Internets for a year or more looking for references to Chocolate and Biscuits, but only found a handful. Then, I stumbled across a listing for Biscuits with Chocolate GRAVY one day, and it turns out most people familiar with it knew it as gravy. Who knew?

Seriously, I think this is the first food I can remember. We had it often in my very young years, probably because there wasn’t much else in the house for Mama to fix for us.

I’ve always said I grew up poor, I just didn’t know it. Mama had a way to work miracles with very little in the kitchen back in those days. I guess since we enjoyed it often, it just became a cherished memory of growing up Gordon.

You’ll find lots of versions of Chocolate Gravy if you search for it. Mama kept it simple, using water instead of milk with cream and/or butter. And, she never mixed flour in with it either.

This is just food for the soul whenever I make a batch of Mama’s Buttermilk Biscuits.

The recipe is quick, simple and easy. I do hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I do.

Ready to give our recipe a try? Alright then, let’s head on out to the kitchen, and… Let’s Get Cooking!


Chocolate & Biscuits, ingredients.
Chocolate Gravy Recipe – You’ll need these ingredients.


Chocolate & Biscuits, add sugar.
Place 1 cup of Sugar in a Medium sized sauce pot.


Chocolate & Biscuits, add cocoa.
Add 1/2 cup of Cocoa powder.


Chocolate & Biscuits, add salt.
Add 1/8th teaspoon of Salt.


Chocolate & Biscuits, whisk together.
Whisk all the dry ingredients together.


Chocolate & Biscuits, add water.
Add 1/2 cup of cold Water.


Chocolate & Biscuits, boil and simmer.
Place the sauce pot over Medium heat on your stove top. Stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a boil. Continue to stir and let simmer for ONE minute. Remove from heat.


Chocolate & Biscuits, add vanilla.
Add 1 teaspoon of Vanilla flavoring. Stir this into the chocolate mixture until combined.


Chocolate & Biscuits, split biscuits.
Split a couple of hot homemade biscuits and place on a plate.


Chocolate & Biscuits, add syrup.
Pour the warm chocolate over the open biscuits.


Chocolate & Biscuits, enjoy.


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Chocolate & Biscuits, printbox.

Chocolate and Biscuits Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Sometimes called chocolate gravy, this is one of my earliest food memories. I loved it when Mama made this for breakfast. Hot chocolate sauce over freshly baked homemade biscuits. Also great as a topping for ice cream too.



1 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Water
1 teaspoon Vanilla Flavoring


Place sugar in a Medium sized sauce pot.
Add the cocoa powder.
Add the salt.
Whisk all the dry ingredients together.
Add water.
Place over Medium heat on stove top.
Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil.
Continue to stir for one minute. Remove from heat.
Add the vanilla flavoring, stirring it in until fully combined.
Pour syrup over freshly baked, split biscuits.


This gravy/syrup can be used as a topping for ice cream, on pancakes and other such things. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Keywords: chocolate gravy, chocolate syrup, chocolate sauce, chocolate and biscuits, thin, water, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, easy, old fashioned,

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Category: Breakfast

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  1. Sarah Tyndall says:

    I also have childhood memories of chocolate and biscuits. Yes, that’s what we called it too. I still make it today but with milk instead of water because that’s how my mama did it. I know you understand. I serve mine with a big pot of six weeks peas and slices of country ham fried until the fat around the edges are crispy. Try it…you’ll love.
    I really enjoy your newsletters and recipes. Be well my friend.

  2. Cheryl Ann says:

    I used to make a similar chocolate sauce years ago–strictly for ice cream! Having developed a milk allergy, I have not tasted ice cream for more than 15 years. My children have firm instructions however that, on my deathbed, they are to bring me the most elaborate ice cream sunday that they can lay hold of–the works- Hot fudge, brownie, whipped topping, right down to the cherry on top! My kids think it’s funny but they also know I am serious! My 19 year old son has been making biscuits-something I always avoided- his are rather great! In our family, the men made the biscuits and the women baked the bread-so he’s carrying forth a tradition without even knowing it!
    Oh, stop apologizing for sharing Real Life-that’s what makes us the interesting humans we are!
    Have a Great Day!

  3. cheryl logan says:

    It has been years since I had this I liked it on pancakes to IF there were leftovers mama would pt them in a jar and put in fridge thanks so much for the memory

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