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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mom's Chocolate Gravy

Mom's Chocolate Gravy
By Redneck Epicurean

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.**


Serves: 6

Yield: 1.5

1 cup granulated sugar or 1 cup Splenda sugar substitute

1 tablespoon butter

1 1/2 cups milk 2 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (we prefer Hershey's)


1 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.

2 Cook over medium heat stirring constantly. Remove the pot when the mixture is thick like pudding.

3 Add the butter. Stir in until completely melted. Serve over biscuits with a teaspoon of butter dolloped on top.

Nutritional Facts for Mom's Chocolate Gravy Serving Size:
1 (102 g) Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 200.6
Calories from Fat 40 20%
Total Fat 4.5 g 6%
Saturated Fat 2.8 g 14%
Cholesterol 13.6 mg 4%
Sodium 47.7 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 39.7 g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g 3%
Sugars 33.3 g 133%
Protein 2.8 g 5%

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