Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

Today Jerri from Simply Sweet Home is in the house. I am so excited about the dish that she brought with her.  I have never had chocolate gravy, but it’s a classic Southern dish that I have heard great things about.  In my quest to acclimate to the South and  “southernize” our meals,  I have chocolate gravy on my list of things to make.  Thanks, Jerri for sharing this family recipe!


Hi everyone! I’m Jerri from the blog Simply Sweet Home, and I’m really excited to be here for Kristen’s Month of Solid Chocolate!

My blog covers a wide range of topics for homemakers including recipes, products reviews, giveaways, and just about anything fun and creative. I also host a linky party called Friday Favorites, which is open to any and all recipes and projects! And when I’m not blogging, I sell jewelry in my etsy shop.

Today I’m sharing my recipe for Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits. My mom used to make chocolate gravy for us when I was a kid, and it was always such a special treat! If you’ve never made it, you simply must try it out! Also, for a little something different you may try the gravy with pancakes, pound cake, or even ice cream!


Of course, you can’t have Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits with the biscuits. When I made these the other day, I took a shortcut and just made Bisquick biscuits. But if you want to make them from scratch, here’s a good recipe:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening, plus more for pan
  • 1 cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup melted unsalted butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add the buttermilk, a little at a time, stirring constantly until well mixed.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  5. Knead lightly 2 or 3 times.
  6. Roll out the dough with a floured rolling pin to ½-inch thickness.
  7. Cut dough into circles with a 2-inch cutter.
  8. Place the biscuits in a greased iron skillet.
  9. Gently press down the top of the biscuits.
  10. Brush the biscuits with half the melted butter and bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Brush the hot biscuits with the remaining butter.
  12. Split the biscuits in half and ladle Chocolate Gravy over the hot biscuits.



Chocolate Gravy
  • ⅓ stick butter
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • 2 cups whole milk
  1. Heat butter in a cast iron skillet over low heat.
  2. Mix in sugar, flour and cocoa.
  3. Slowly pour 1 cup of milk into the skillet and whisk well to remove lumps.
  4. Whisk in remaining milk, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick, being careful not to scorch.
  5. Serve hot over biscuits.


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