Mom's Chocolate Gravy

"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.**"
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
1 1/2 cups
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a heavy saucepan with a whisk. Using a whisk blends everything better than a spoon. Stir in the milk.
  • Cook over medium heat stirring constantly. Remove the pot when the mixture is thick like pudding.
  • Add the butter. Stir in until completely melted. Serve over biscuits with a teaspoon of butter dolloped on top.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Debbie P.
    Can. U put a little vanilla in?
     
  2. Billy H.
    Can I use hot chocolate mix instead of unsweetened cocoa mix to make chocolate gravy?
     
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Reviews

  1. rculbertson72
    ?? this! My momma still makes this and the "cathead biscuits" ?? Blessed indeed
     
  2. Midnytt
    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!!!
     
  3. gingerly88
    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 :)
     
  4. James C.
    This "gravy" shoyld be thin. Not thick and the biscuits MUST be homemade and LOTS OF BUTTER!
     
  5. jppffemtb
    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.
     
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Tweaks

  1. dispatcher_911
    I add a teaspoon of vanilla with the butter at the end!
     
  2. tracytay
    This is incredible! Instead of biscuits we serve it over waffles for breakfast because there is nothing better than starting your day with chocolate.
     
  3. rhsmmns
    I made a half recipe and used sour milk + 1 tbsp coconut milk, and dark chocolate cocoa powder. I added about 1/4 tsp vanilla, 1/8 tsp cherry extract, 1/8 tsp almond extract, a dash of cinnamon, and a dash of cayenne pepper. -- Seriously I think this is the best chocolate gravy I have ever made!! :)
     
  4. glenwest
    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!
     
  5. h.powell
    My family loves chocolate gravy. I never measure when i make it. The one difference is i substitute water for the milk. It makes it slightly less rich but still tastes divine.
     

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