Melted white chocolate and peanut butter, swirled together with milk and dark chocolates to make a delicious candy treat. This Tiger Butter Fudge may be simple to make, but will be sure to impress!
I keep telling you all that my recipe posting game will be picking up ASAP, but it hasn’t happened yet. I’m sorry.
I really do promise that it’s coming. The last two months have been a blur. I thought it would settle down, but over the last few weeks we drove to South Carolina, all three of my immediate family members had birthdays, we settled on our old house, and I finally finished hanging stuff on the walls at our new house.
This has basically led to nights where I sit down to write a post and edit photos, get hungry looking at the photos, eat a snack, then fall asleep. I promise though, life is settling, and I’m ready to pick it back up.
In college, one of my roommates, Jennifer, had some sort of college student cookbook. It had quick, easy recipes that could be made with only minimal kitchen supplies and ingredients. There was a recipe for “tiger butter” that we made over and over again. It had peanut butter, white chocolate, and milk chocolate, and was so good that I probably ate my weight in it sophomore year.
This past year when I was thinking about treats to make for my annual Christmas goody boxes, I thought of that tiger butter. At first, I was hesitant, since I usually make things that are a little more involved than mixing together melted chocolate. But then I remembered the happiness it brought my apartment in college, and decided that happiness needed to be spread.
The tiger butter turned out to be a huge hit. Everyone keep telling me that it was one of their treat box favorites. I understood.
Tiger Butter Fudge
I can’t remember exactly how we made the tiger butter in college, but that’s good, because I wanted to make the recipe my own. And I was pleased with the result!
Here are a few tips to help you out:
Chocolate Quality is Crucial
Given that this candy only has a few ingredients, they need to be high quality. If you use cheap chocolate that’s mostly wax, you’re going to end up with cheap, waxy candy.
For this recipe I used Nestle Toll House’s dark, milk, and white chocolate chips. Bottom line: make sure you like the taste of the chocolate you’re using.
Peanut butter quality is also crucial. I am a big fan of Jif creamy. As you will certainly taste the peanut butter in the finished product, make sure that you use your favorite brand.
Can you use crunchy peanut butter? Yes, BUT, then your candy will be crunchy. That’s not my style, I like smooth fudge. But this is your candy. Do as you wish.
Don’t Sweat the Cosmetics
I am a big fan of pretty desserts. But spoiler; this dessert is pretty no matter what you do. My 3 and 5 year old actually did the swirling for me, and it still looked awesome.
So use a toothpick to swirl until your heart is content, or the chocolate hardens too much, whichever comes first.
This Tiger Butter Fudge is an easy, delicious fudge that will be the dream candy of any peanut butter chocolate lover. And best part, it couldn’t be easier to make!
Tiger Butter Fudge
- 22 ounces white chocolate chips
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 6 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 6 ounces dark chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons shortening divided
- Line an 11 x 17 baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper, ensuring that paper comes up about 1/2 inch on each side.
- Pour white chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl with peanut butter. Microwave on 50% power, in 30 second increments. Stir well after each increment. Continue until peanut butter and white chocolate are completely melted and smooth.
- Use spatula to spread mixture evenly onto prepared baking pan.
- Add dark chocolate and 1 teaspoon of shortening to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring well after each increment. Once chocolate is completely melted and smooth, drizzle over peanut butter and white chocolate.
- Add milk chocolate and remaining 1 teaspoon of shortening to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring well after each increment. Once chocolate is completely melted and smooth, drizzle over top of white and dark chocolates.
- Working quickly, use a toothpick to swirl chocolates in desired pattern. Simply running the toothpick in vertical and horizontal rows works well.
- Let candy cool completely, and harden, about 1 hour. Once hardened, use a knife to cut candy into about 2 inch by 2 inch squares.
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