By Redneck Epicurean on October 24, 2005
Photo by charlie08
Photo by charlie08
"When Mom and Pop got married, Pop had to call Mamaw to get this recipe. When he was growing up, they were really poor (Papaw was a Baptist preacher and worked at various jobs. Back then life was hard for a preacher with 4 kids). This was one of their "desserts". Mom also made this when we were growing up and to this day, I still love a big hot heapin helpin. One might ask how do you eat "chocolate gravy"? With homemade "cat-head" biscuits (Mamaw called them this because she made them "big as a cat's head") or canned country-style (Do not try this with one of those flaky-type canned biscuits - it just isn't the same.) and a chunk of butter about the size of the tip of your thumb. Let it kinda melt, then eat away. This is just like any other gravy, other than the addition of the butter at the table. I eat this with milk or coffee as the beverage, as nothing else tastes good. This is Redneck comfort food at its finest! **Times and yield are approximate. Please z-mail me with what you come up with.**"
Serving Size: 1 (102 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"From the Northeast. Learned of Chocolate Gravy when I served in the Army. Buddies mom would bring four of us to Tennessee from South Carolina. She would serve us this for breakfast. Brings back alot of fond memories."
"I have never had chocolate gravy before. Whenever I saw the recipes I actually thought it sounded kind of gross putting a chocolate sauce over biscuits. I got curious and made a small batch today for some leftover biscuits I had. OMG! I am so addicted! I even made another small batch again. Love this! Thanks :)"
"Made this for my family this morning. They ABSOLUTELY LOVED it!! It is a fantastic recipe!! Brought back memories of Saturday mornings at my Moms house!! LOVE!! LOVE!! LOVE!!"
"It was good, but way too sweet! should maybe use a lil less sugar next time and a lil more butter. Pretty close to the way momma use to make it."
"Mom always made chocolate gravy for breakfast as a treat for us once in a while. We loved it and still do. She used water instead of milk and no thickening she just simmered it down to a syrup and we had it with hot biscuits and butter. Sometimes should would make vanilla gravy and just leave out the chocolate, we liked that too!"
"This gravy is so great. I married into a country family and was introduced to chocolate gravy about twenty years ago. Unfortunately the recipe died with my mother-in-law, but this is it and my husband is a happy camper now!!!"
"I was delighted to show this recipe to my mom who grew up in the South in the 30's and 40's. I knew her mom made chocolate gravy from the stories she told us about her growing up years. She smiled and said it sounded just like her mom's...except her mom added a little vanilla. Great memories for her."
"I remember my aunt fixing this recipe for my brothers and cousins when we were growing up. I've fixed this for my twins when they were growing up and they loved it.I'm really surprised that more people have not heard of this recipe."
"Thanks so much for putting this recipe on Food.com. I got up this morning thinking of my grandmother's recipe for Chocolate Gravy. When I was a kid spending the night with her, she always asked my Sister and I every morning what we wanted for breakfast. "Chocolate Gravy!" was always the answer. Unfortunately I didn't get her recipe or my Mom's before they both passed away. But this tastes just like it! You have brought back many happy memories."
"I just made this and my boys loved it my 13 month old even picked up his plate and licked it clean. I will use this recipe over and over again."
"I can't wait to make this recipe. Being from the south, when we came to the table, we all were very happy when Mom made this for for breakfast with hot biscuits, which I think she made when we didn't have much else to eat. But as kids we didn't know or care, we just loved it, we thought it was the best breakfast ever. I haven't thought about chocolate gravy for years until seeing this recipe. My two girls used to have it at Grandmas house and thought it was great to have something like this for breakfast. Funny how we forget some of our most loved things until we are reminded by someone. Thanks again I will be making this soon. I know this is a five star recipe!"
"I grew up with this stuff on my pancakes and biscuits at least once a week. This tastes just like my grandmother's recipe too. I went with Splenda rather than sugar to minimize the "long-term" effects of consuming that much sugar. Thanks again, and you'll be missed, R.E."
"Being from the north, I had never heard of chocolate gravy. My grandfather was from Tennessee but this apparently didn't make it up to Michigan with him. I made this "authentic" recipe to serve over biscuits and sliced bananas, for something different. It was delicious and simple and will be using recipe again. Thanks for sharing!"
"Thank you for posting this recipe! This is such a good one and so easy unlike a lot of the others ones."
"Very good! Just like my mom used to make!! I used fat free milk... not that it made a difference :) Will make again!"