This beautiful tiger butter fudge homemade candy looks way more difficult than it is! Just 3 ingredients and a few minutes of melting and you have a rich, tasty treat that will look beautiful on your candy trays.
Why Is This Called Tiger Butter?
The name tiger butter fudge comes from the fact that the finished treat resembles the cream and dark stripes of a tiger. You'll often see this treat called a bark or a fudge, even though the recipe is the same. Or you can just call it "tiger butter" and be done with it!
Only 3 Ingredients
You only need 3 basic ingredients to create this recipe:
- White Chocolate or Vanilla Chips - use 2 cups, or one 12-ounce bag.
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips - 1 cup is all you need. If this dessert seems a bit rich for you, you can use dark chocolate instead.
- Peanut Butter - ¾ cup of creamy peanut butter will do you fine. Again, if this dessert is too rich for you, try using a natural peanut butter with no added sugars to bring down the sweetness level.
How To Make It
Full instructions are available in the recipe below, but making tiger butter fudge takes nearly zero effort.
First, melt the white chocolate chips using a double boiler or microwave.
Then, stir the peanut butter into the melted chocolate and stir to combine.
Next, you'll spread the white chocolate peanut butter mixture into a pan lined with aluminum foil.
Then, you'll melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips and drizzle it in lines across the white chocolate peanut butter in the pan.
Finally, you use the sharp edge of a butter knife to pull lines through the mixture in the opposite direction of the semi-sweet chocolate stripes, creating the marbles (see photo above). Let it set up, break or cut, and serve.
Can I Make This In A Smaller Pan?
Yes. I used a 9x13 pan to make thinner tiger butter fudge - it's actually more like a bark at this thickness. I wanted to be able to cut the squares a little larger to show the pretty marbling, but because this treat is quite rich, I thought large thick squares would be way too overpowering.
You can choose to use a 9x9 square pan instead, but I recommend cutting smaller squares.
Can I Make This In Advance?
Yes, you can! This is a great recipe to make ahead of time, especially when prepping for a party or for the holidays. Just keep the finished tiger butter in the refrigerator or in the freezer, and make sure to keep the air away from it to avoid it picking up other "fridge smells" or growing freezer burn.
- Nut Butter - try different nut butters such as almond or cashew butter. Flavored peanut butters would work, too!
- Almond Bark - some folks swear by using almond bark instead of white chocolate chips to help the tiger butter fudge stay harder at room temperature.
- Extracts - try adding a few drops of an oil-based extract to try different flavors (think peppermint extract in the chocolate)
- Sprinkles - add some festive sprinkles to the chocolate while it's still liquid to add some extra fun.
Ideal For A Last Minute Treat!
It's so fast and easy to create a batch of tiger butter fudge, making it a good choice for when you have some little sugar monsters begging for treats and you need to deliver stat! Place the baking pan into the fridge or even the freezer to help it set up even faster.Print
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