I love Tiger Butter Bark and it’s so simple to make. Tiger Butter Bark is one of those items we always purchase when we visit a cute local mountain community’s candy shop. Today I’ll show you how easy it is to make your own.
Imagine smooth white chocolate mingling with creamy peanut butter, topped with chocolate stripes. It’s a wild combination that’ll have your taste buds doing a happy dance.
What is Tiger Butter made of?
Tiger Butter is a delicious recipe of chocolate, white chocolate (or vanilla melts), and creamy peanut butter. If you love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter then you will love this candy. They have the flavor of a Reece’s peanut butter cup in a creamy texture.
What You Need To Make Easy Tiger Butter Bark
You only need three ingredients to make Tiger Butter Bark.
- chocolate melts (I prefer milk chocolate but you can use dark chocolate)
- vanilla melts (or white chocolate)
- creamy peanut butter
- parchment paper or wax paper
- rimmed baking sheet
Making tiger butter is a quick process, so prep time is important. It’s helpful to have all your items prepped. I put the parchment paper on the rimmed baking sheet. Then I pour the chocolate melts in a large glass measuring cup or a large microwave safe bowl and use a smaller bowl or measuring cup for the vanilla melts. I also measure out my peanut butter so it’s ready to go.
Melt the White Chocolate:
For a large amount of chocolate to melt, I will start with 1 minute in the microwave with my large bowl. So start with your white chocolate, vanilla melts, vanilla almond bark, or white chocolate chips After a minute, stir the chocolate and see how it looks. If needed add another 30 seconds, remove, stir, assess. If it needs more, microwave again for 30 second intervals until you get a nice, creamy, fully melted consistency.
Add Peanut Butter:
Once the white chocolate / vanilla melts are completely melted, add the peanut butter and stir quickly until it becomes fully incorporated.
Spread the Love:
Pour the peanut butter mixture onto the parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and spread it into the corners with a spatula until it’s even.
Melt the Chocolate:
Now melt the milk chocolate (semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate), following the instructions as we did with the white chocolate, but since it is a smaller amount I would start with only 30 seconds.
Stripe It Up:
Once melted, you want to drizzle the milk chocolate into stripes on top of the peanut butter mixture in the prepared pan. Then using a butter knife, create swirls by dragging the knife through the milk chocolate stripes, going in the opposite direction of the lines (creating those tiger stripes). Once you get the look you want, place your baking sheet in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the candy set up before breaking it into pieces.
Tiger Butter Bark
- 4 cups vanilla melts white chocolate, vanilla bark, etc
- 2 cups milk chocolate melts chocolate chips, dark chocolate, etc
- ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
- Prep a rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, place your vanilla melts and start by melting on high for 60 seconds. Stir and if it needs more time, microwave for 30 seconds and then stir and check the consistency again. Repeat with another 30 seconds if needed.
- Once the vanilla melt / white chocolate is completely melted, add your peanut butter to it and stir.
- Stir until it is completely combined.
- Pour this peanut butter mixture on top of the parchment paper in the rimmed baking sheet and spread with a spatula into the corners.
- Melt the milk chocolate following the same directions as we melted the vanilla melts.
- Once it's melted, pour the milk chocolate into stripes on top of the peanut butter white chocolate mixture.
- Then take a butter knife and create swirls by dragging the knife through the milk chocolate in the opposite direction.
- Place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow it to set up.
- Break into pieces after it firms up.
Other Options with Tiger Butter
Fudge – you can use a smaller baking dish to make the tiger butter, so it is thicker to create a tiger butter fudge recipe thickness.
Chunky peanut butter – you can use chunky peanut butter if you like, but I think it’s easier to use creamy peanut butter. You could chop up some peanuts and sprinkle them on top before you place them in the refrigerator to set up.
You can use a double boiler if you prefer instead of a microwave.
Give The Easy Tiger Butter As Gifts
Any peanut butter lover in your life would love this as a gift! If someone loves peanut butter flavor they will love these layers and think it makes a great Christmas gift packaged in a cute tin. I would recommend gifting the tiger butter within a few days of making it. You can store your treats in your refrigerator until you are ready.