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!
If you’re looking for a creamy fudge, pair this recipe with peanut butter fudge or chocolate fudge.
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.
Darn, I thought I was done with Christmas treats until I saw Tiger Butter! Back to the kitchen!
Is there a way to make this Slightly Softer than bark?I’m not 1 for the hardness.
Hi there! It’s like the same consistency and texture as a Hershey’s chocolate bar!
How long in advance can you make these? Do they freeze?
Hi Robyn! You can definitely make the tiger butter a month or so head of time and freeze in the freezer.
Use aluminum foil to wrap the tiger butter in small bundles. Then cover each bundle with plastic wrap and place inside a freezer ziplock bag. Tiger butter will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, place the entire bag or individual bundles in the fridge overnight. Once thawed, unwrap the bundles.
Should they be stored in the airtight container in the refrigerator or can they be stored in the airtight container outside of the refrigerator?
Either is fine!
I think this is considered gluten free, am I correct?..I’m definitely looking for an option to include in my cookie exchange offering. Thank you Beth. XO hillcmm
Hi Michelle! YEP!! It’s gluten free. As long as you double check the ingredients you’re using just to be sure!
Also.. is canola in place of vegetable oil workable?
Yes, canola oil is great!
Looks delicious! The photo looks like the peanut butter and white almond bark are separate and not mixed together. Did I read the recipe wrong? Thank you!!
Hi Donna! You melt the peanut butter and the almond bark together! That becomes the peanut buttery mixture!
All I have is a 15.25×10.25 cookie sheet.. I would double the recipe, right?
No, you can keep the same measurements! It should work just fine!
This was a HUGE hit at our Christmas family gathering. Super easy to make….will definitely be a repeat recipe.
What is the purpose of the oil?
To help melt!
Hi Beth! I’m allergic to peanuts. I’m wondering if you actually tried this almond butter? Or if Almond butter would be a substitute.
Hi Nyckie! I haven’t tried this with almond butter. I wrote down the idea to try!
Can you use candy melts and can you melt in the microwave instead of on the stovetop?
Hi Donna! I would recommend still using chocolate chips and peanut butter, but if you wanted to replace the vanilla candiquik with white candy melts, that’s fine!
Can i just use creamy peanut butter and add chopped almonds or pecans into the melted mixture? Would that taste/turn out okay?
Can I use milk chocolate instead of semisweet?
Do you think I could use salted peanuts with creamy peanut butter instead of chunky ? Would the salted alter the taste?
You can definitely use creamy peanut butter with chopped salted peanuts!
I dont like peanuts, can you use creamy peanut butter and omit peanuts all together
I made this for the December challenge. It’s fantastic!!! The pan was gone in no time. I’m going to make it again for Christmas I added a few sprinkles to make it festive .It’s fast and easy and looks pretty in a cookie tin.
This is amazing, and so easy for a quick treat. My family loved it ❤
I just made this to share with my co-workers and they are going to love!! Such an easy recipe and so pretty!!
Ooo my goodness came out so good!! Thank you! 🎄
I made this for your December Challenge and oh my goodness, it is delicious!!! So so excited to share it with my loved ones. Might have to make more for Christmas Day because no way is this batch going to last another 5 days!
I made this for the December challenge and put it on our Christmas plates we gave to friends and neighbors. It was easy and delicious! My kids also loved it!
Can I use dark chocolate?
Yes, that would be delicious!
Hi … what is vanilla almond bark? I’m in New Zealand & haven’t heard of it, many thanks
Almond bark is a chocolate-like confection made with vegetable fats instead of cocoa butter and with coloring and flavors added. https://amzn.to/3Er3GEo
I made this dessert for the December challenge (2022). This was my first time hearing of Tiger Butter and it did not disappoint! Super creamy with a tiny bit of crunch from the crunchy peanut butter. It was also super easy and quick. 5/5 would make again :)
I made for the December challenge. I loved this! It is so easy to make and you can’t go wrong with chocolate-peanut butter combination. It is a fun recipe to make with swirling the layers together. Will be beautiful addition to my cookie tins.
We made these for our cookie tins but oh my they might not make it. Super addicting! We will be making these again.
I just made it! Can’t wait to try it! My mom used to buy it for me at a chocolate store in the mall before it closed down!