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Southern Style Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy Will Bring Back Childhood Memories

Nothing beats the little treats and dinners your mom used to make for you as a kid. Growing up in the south there were a ton of staples I could always count on that I knew when she made them they would be nothing short of AMAZING!

My mom was big into casseroles and would sometimes make these as a little after dinner side dish/dessert. I remember getting so excited when would make these not only because they were beyond good, but she would sometimes let me help make the gravy with her. That meant I was allowed to make extra just to smother my biscuits in as much gravy as one small 10 year old child could handle!

Ahh after reminiscing over these I decided to carry on the tradition and make them for my own family. My husband was a little unsure at first with the pairing but after one bite, he was asking for more the very next day. The kids loved them just as much too.

The pairing of the simple, easy to make biscuits and the deliciously rich chocolate gravy is falls nothing short of fresh baking perfection. Carry on a old southern style tradition in your house, your family and guests will be anything but disappointed.

Want some more southern style recipes? Check out:

Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole

Buttermilk Slab Pie

To make these amazing little biscuits, preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. In a bowl, combine flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, baking soda, salt  and baking powder.

Add in the shortening mix together with a fork until you reach a crumbly like consistency.

Add in the buttermilk and blend well until the dough becomes crumbly.

Knead the dough several times.

Roll the dough onto a floured surface about 1/2 inch thick.

Using a round cookie cutter, cut the dough roughly a few inches wide.

Place the biscuits into a greased cast iron skillet.

Gently press down on each biscuit and lightly brush the top of each biscuit with butter.

Bake for 15 minutes or until nice and golden brown. In a separate skillet over low heat, melt the butter.

Add in the flour, sugar and cocoa.

Slowly whisk in the milk and blend well to ensure there are no lumps.

Blend until smooth and thickened.

Once the biscuits have baked, lightly brush with melted butter a second time.

Pour chocolate gravy over hot biscuits and enjoy right away!


Print Recipe


  • 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons  flour
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups whole milk


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the 3 cups flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Add in the shortening with a fork until blended.
  3. Add the buttermilk, a little at a time, stirring constantly until well mixed.
  4. Knead lightly 2 or 3 times.
  5. Roll out the dough with a floured rolling pin to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough into circles with a 2-inch round cookie cutter.
  6. Place the biscuits in a greased cast iron skillet.
  7. Gently press down the top of the biscuits and brush the biscuits with the melted butter and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Brush the cooked biscuits with the remaining melted butter.
  9. Split the biscuits in half and ladle Chocolate Gravy over the hot biscuits.

Chocolate Gravy:

  1. Melt 1/3 stick butter in a sauce pan over low heat.
  2. Mix in 2/3 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons 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.
  5. Serve hot over biscuits and ENJOY!