This 4 ingredient tiger butter is highly addictive and receives tons of compliments!
It’s everyone’s favorite chocolate peanut butter Christmas candy, and only requires 10 minutes!
What is Tiger Butter Made Of?
It’s not butter, haha, thank goodness, right? It’s the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavor. The marbling sort of looks like tiger stripes. The result is big beautiful swirls!
This easy Christmas candy is like a cross between bark and fudge. The consistency and texture is like fudge, but it looks like bark because it’s pour onto a baking sheet. Sometimes this recipe is called Tiger Fudge, Tiger Butter Fudge, or Tiger Bark.
If you haven’t made this tiger butter candy before, this is the kind of recipe you’ll want to move up to a higher spot on your holiday season priority list!
It’s one of those recipes that requires small input but yields high output in the form of insanely delicious bark.
It’s one of my favorite holiday candies because it uses simple ingredients.
The delicious blend of creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate, with little bits of crunchy peanuts (thanks to the crunchy peanut butter) will be the talk of holiday parties! It’s one of the easiest holiday treats to make and share this time of year!
Why You’ll Love It
- 4 ingredients
- Minimal hands on time – only 10 minutes
- No candy thermometer needed
- Perfect for little helpers! Kids will love creating the chocolate swirls.
- It can be stored in the fridge or at room temperature.
- Break it into small squares, it’s the ideal filler for cookie tins
- vanilla almond bark
- crunchy peanut butter – you can also use creamy smooth peanut butter
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- a little bit of vegetable oil or coconut oil
How to Make Tiger Butter
Prep baking sheet. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Melt almond bark. In a medium pot over medium-low heat, melt the vanilla almond bark and chunky peanut butter, stirring occasionally until melted.
Melt chocolate chips. At the same time, in a second smaller pot over medium-low heat, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips and vegetable oil, stirring occasionally until melted. You can also microwave the chocolate chips and oil in a microwave-safe bowl on 50% power until melted.
Spread. Pour the almond bark peanut butter mixture onto the lined prepared pan and smooth evenly with a spatula.
Swirl chocolate. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the almond bark, then use a knife or small spatula to swirl the 2 together. For a beautiful swirl pattern, be sure to not over mix the 2 layers.
Refrigerate. Place the pan in the fridge, or in the garage if you live somewhere cold, to chill until firm. Once firm, break or cut the tiger butter into smaller pieces with a sharp knife. Store in an airtight container.
Want a thicker version?
If you want this tiger butter to be thicker, more like fudge, use a 7×11 inch baking dish.
How to Melt Chocolate in the Microwave
If you want to skip using the stove top, you can melt everything in the microwave.
To melt chocolate in the microwave use a glass bowl or ceramic bowl. Always microwave on 50% power, checking the chocolate after every minute or so. When working with large chunks of chocolate, chop them into smaller pieces for even melting.
Use white chocolate chips in place of the vanilla almond bark.
Replace the crunchy peanut butter with creamy peanut butter.
Switch up the chocolate chips by using dark or milk chocolate chips.
How to store tiger butter
After breaking the bark into pieces, or cutting with a knife, store the tiger butter fudge in an airtight container or ziploc bag on the counter for up to 2 weeks.
Does tiger butter need to be refrigerated?
No, it doesn’t need to be refrigerated, but you can refrigerate it if you prefer it cold! Store it in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 2 weeks.
How To Freeze Tiger Butter
You can make this tiger butter fudge recipe ahead of time and store it in the freezer until you’re ready to use it.
To freeze – slice the tiger bark into squares and place in a ziploc bag. Remove the excess air and place in the freezer.
To thaw – place the entire ziploc bag in the fridge overnight.
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- 24 oz vanilla almond bark
- ⅔ cup chunky peanut butter, can substitute creamy peanut butter
- ⅔ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vegetable oil or coconut oil
- Line a jelly roll pan (10×15) with aluminum foil, silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- In a medium pot over medium-low heat, melt the vanilla almond bark and chunky peanut butter, stirring occasionally until melted.
- At the same time, in a second smaller pot over medium-low heat, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips and vegetable oil, stirring occasionally until melted.
- Pour the almond bark mixture onto the lined pan and smooth evenly. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the almond bark, then use a knife or small spatula to swirl the 2 together. Place the pan in the fridge to chill until firm. Once firm, break or cut the tiger butter into smaller pieces. Store in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge.
- Use white chocolate chips in place of the vanilla almond bark.
- Replace the crunchy peanut butter with creamy peanut butter.
- Switch up the chocolate chips by using dark or milk chocolate chips.