My 3-ingredient easy tiger butter recipe is a decadently rich fudge snack made from a combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and white chocolate.
Have you ever heard of tiger butter before? If not, you are in for a treat! It’s a quick and easy homemade snack that’s made for chocolate lovers and fans of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Personally, my kids BEG for this tiger butter recipe every year around the holidays. Fortunately, this recipe is as easy as they come.
Before we start cooking, let’s answer the most important question: is it a bark or a fudge? Well, tiger butter is considered a fudge by some and a bark by others. It actually fits into both categories really well so you decide how you want to classify it. Tiger bark isn’t quite as sweet as regular bark and the blend of peanut butter and chocolate creates a rich and creamy fudge-like texture my whole family loves.
You can make this for gifts in easily less than five minutes, too, so it’s great for this time of year. All you need is 3 ingredients: white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and smooth peanut butter. The instructions are as simple as melting the chocolate, combining the white chocolate and peanut butter, and adding the melted chocolate on top. Then you stir it to make a marble pattern that resembles tiger stripes.
Once the tiger butter has chilled in the fridge, it’s time to enjoy it! How easy is that? I hope you try this super quick chocolate treat soon.
- Vanilla almond bark or white chocolate chips
- Smooth peanut butter
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
How to Make Tiger Butter
Oh! Did I mention you’re going to need a rimmed baking sheet lined with waxed paper?
Place white chocolate chips into a large bowl.
If using almond bark, breaking it up is optional and dependent on my mood. Sometimes I just throw the whole thing in there. It’s gonna melt either way so just do whatever cranks your tractor.
Place the bowl in the microwave for about one minute. Stir well.
Microwave at 30 to 45-second intervals, stirring after each, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Add in peanut butter.
Stir until peanut butter is melted and well blended.
Spread onto the waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and melt them the same way you did the white chocolate.
Drop dollops of melted chocolate onto your peanut butter mixture.
Kinda swirl it a little bit with a butter knife until it looks good from ten yards on a galloping horse.
Place it in the refrigerator to harden or, if you’re one of those patient people I’ve heard folks speak of in legends, allow it to sit out on your countertop at room temperature until fully hardened.
If it’s cold where you live, you can also just put it outside 😉.
Once it’s hardened, break the tiger bark into pieces and store it in an airtight container.
- Store tiger butter in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- This also freezes really well for up to 3 months. Just let it thaw in the fridge before serving.
- Almond bark doesn’t have any nuts in it, that is just a generic name for a white candy coating that resembles chocolate and is commonly used in candy making. I say this because I always get several folks asking each year and I like to try to answer questions before folks have to ask them!
- But remember you can use vanilla almond bark, white chocolate morsels, white baking chocolate, or vanilla chips.
- As for the semi-sweet chocolate, you can swap it for milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate. You can even use chocolate chunks or a chocolate block that’s broken up. Whatever works for you.
- If you have a nut allergy in your family, peanut butter is going to be a problem, of course. I suggest trying SunButter, which is a substitute that my friend HodgePodge Mom uses a lot. But another suggestion in the comments is cookie butter.
- You can use crunchy peanut butter, but I prefer the smooth consistency of creamy peanut butter. It’s just easier to mix together. I also don’t recommend using natural peanut butter as the oil separation is likely to affect the fudge’s texture.
- If you don’t have any parchment paper or waxed paper, you can also use aluminum foil that’s been greased with cooking spray. The chocolate just tends to stick to the baking dish, so that extra layer is needed.
What is tiger butter made of?
Tiger butter (also known as tiger butter bark or tiger butter fudge) is made when you combine smooth peanut butter, semi-sweet chocolate, and white chocolate chips. When the ingredients are melted and stirred together, they make a marbled pattern that resembles tiger stripes.
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Recipe For Easy Chocolate Fudge
- 3 cups white chocolate chips or 24-ounces almond bark
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Set aside
- In a large mixing bowl, place white chocolate chips or almond bark. Place the bowl in the microwave for about one minute. Stir well. Microwave at 30 to 45-second intervals, stirring after each, until it's melted and smooth.3 cups white chocolate chips
- Stir in peanut butter until melted and well blended.1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- Spread out onto the waxed paper-lined baking pan.
- Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave at 30 to 45-second intervals, stirring after each, until smooth and melted.1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Drop dollops of chocolate onto the white chocolate mixture in the pan. Swirl with a butter knife to create a marbled look.
- Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until hardened or allow it to harden completely at room temperature.
- Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
This is one of the things I make every year for my employees. Everybody LOVES it, and for good reason. It’s flipping delicious!
I am so glad to hear it is a hit Jennifer!!
Hi Christy, I made this tiger butter but used almond butter in place of peanut butter and dried —cranberries in place of chocolate—so yummy!!! My next batch will be almond bark, cashew butter and chopped cashews! The possibilities are endless.
You are right, there are so many different ways it could be made. I hope you. Are having fun experimenting and have a Happy New Year!!
Thank you for sharing this recipe .. My husband who is Mr. Tried and True will not try new recipes. Oh heck just make the same ol stuff every year. When I make new recipes, he begrudgingly tries them then poo hoos them. But this he raved about this recipe .. WHOA .. who are you and when did that person replace you .. Hahahahaha ….
That just made my day Diana!! I hope y’all have a Merry Christmas!!
Bless you for posting this – not just the recipe, which I’m anxious to try, but for sharing your heart. I no longer have either of my parents around – though I know they are both with the Lord. You are so right – it’s not the gifts under the tree that ever mattered, but the Christmas traditions and memories that made it special. We are so very blessed and really don’t need anything. I’m grateful for God’s blessing of a family who loved me, of a husband who is faithful and is a godly man, of a good job, and good friends that I can make something special and homemade to share with them. You make this site so inspiring and fun – I love it! Thank you for sharing it all with us. Merry Christmas!
I made this for the first time and it is a HUGE hit at my house. I’m on my fourth batch. I have used Merckens chocolate for over 20 years for all my candies and it has never failed me yet. I am on my 4th batch of Tiger Butter. I have several simple recipes like this and it seems they are always the most popular.
I truly enjoy your newsletters and have forwarded them to several of my friends.
Merry Christmas, Christy to you and your family!
This looks delicious! I was just wondering if I could substitute the Almond Bark for White Chocolate instead?
Read your Christmas story again. You are so precious and I’m so glad I know you. I know you will feel this way about your family and life in general forever. Isn’t it nice to live in the fullness of love.