Top a layer of wildly amazing peanut butter fudge with a swirl of decadent chocolate ganache to make this Tiger Butter Fudge. It's easy to make in the microwave and it looks as grrreat as it tastes!
How fun is this homemade tiger butter fudge?
The stripes of dark brown chocolate ganache through the tan peanut butter fudge layer are so visually appealing that this treat is hard to resist. You'll want to claw your way to the candy dish so you can sink your teeth into this decadently creamy fudge.
This tiger butter fudge is easy to make in the microwave or on the stove-top using 6 ingredients including white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and creamy peanut butter.
More Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Recipes
- If you'd prefer fudge without chocolate check out my recipe for Peanut Butter Fudge.
- Or if you want even more chocolate swirled on top then look at the Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge recipe.
How to make tiger butter fudge:
- white chocolate chips
- peanut butter chips
- creamy peanut butter
- heavy whipping cream
- semi-sweet chocolate
- 8-inch square pan
- parchment paper or non-stick tin foil
- Melt the white and peanut butter chips together.
- You can melt it in the microwave or in a double boiler on the stove.
- Stir in the peanut butter and salt then pour it into an 8-inch square pan that has been lined with parchment paper or non-stick tin foil.
- Lining the pan makes for easy removal of the fudge once it's set.
- For more details check out the How To Make Easy Fudge FAQ page.
Swirl chocolate ganache into peanut butter fudge.
- Stir the chocolate and heavy whipping cream together and melt in the microwave.
- Stir until melted then drizzle over the peanut butter fudge and swirl with a knife.
- You want the stripes to be reminiscent of tiger stripes.
- Don't over-swirl the chocolate into the peanut butter fudge as it will get muddy looking.
- Cover the fudge and set it aside at room temperature for 8 hours (or overnight) and prepare yourself to enjoy the most amazing tiger butter fudge you will ever try.
Why is this fudge made using white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips?
- White chocolate chips add a sweet vanilla flavor and creamy smooth texture to this fudge.
- The peanut butter chips add a wonderful nutty flavor.
Why not just use peanut butter chips?
- Peanut butter chips tend to be a bit dry and a little chalky in texture and will make a much drier fudge if used by themselves.
- The white chocolate not only adds a lovely creamy texture it also adds a sweet vanilla flavor to the fudge.
best white chocolate chips to use
- I like to use Nestle's Premier White Morsels or Peters Ice Caps to make this creamy fudge.
- These products are both actually considered compound chocolate or confectionery coating.
- Unlike pure white chocolate which has cocoa butter listed in the ingredients, these products both are made using palm kernel oil.
- Chips (or candy melts) made with palm kernel oil will set up quickly without any fuss.
- This fudge will be quite liquid when it's hot but will set up firm. When you bite into it, the fudge will melt in your mouth.
What type of peanut butter chips do you use to make this homemade fudge?
- I use Reese's Peanut Butter Chips but you can use any other peanut butter chips brand.
- They add additional peanut butter flavor to this fudge while giving the fudge the structure that it needs.
- I use Jif Peanut Butter. But, you can also use your favorite brand of peanut butter, if you prefer.
Can I use natural peanut butter instead?
- Yes, just be sure to stir the oil into the peanut butter until it's really well blended and smooth before adding it to this fudge recipe.
Do I have to add salt?
- No, but a pinch of salt will help bring out the nutty flavor of this fudge so I do suggest using it.
Can I just swirl melted chocolate into my fudge?
- You can, but melted chocolate will harden causing the fudge to have crunchy bits of chocolate in it, that's why I recommend topping the peanut butter fudge with soft and creamy chocolate ganache instead.
- The heavy whipping cream in the ganache not only makes the chocolate soft and fudge-like it also adds richness and creaminess to the chocolate tiger stripes on this fudge.
- There is not a lot of chocolate ganache in this homemade tiger butter fudge recipe, but that does not mean you won't taste the chocolate. I suggest using semi-sweet chocolate that you really like to eat straight out of the package to enhance the flavor of this swirled fudge.
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Creamy peanut butter fudge topped with a swirl of chocolate ganache looks as good as it tastes!
- 12 ounces Nestle White Morsels
- 6 ounces Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
- 12 ounces Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
- pinch of salt
- 4 ounces dark chocolate chips
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
Line an 8-inch by 8-inch square baking pan with tin foil or parchment paper.
Pour white and peanut butter chips into a microwave-safe mixing bowl.
Heat on high power for 1 minute.
Stir for about 20 seconds.
Heat for 30 more seconds on high power.
Let sit for 3 minutes.
- Stir until melted and smooth.
If needed, heat for 15-second increments, stirring after each until melted.
Stir in peanut butter and salt until well combined.
Pour into a lined pan.
Pour the heavy whipping cream into a microwave-safe bowl.
Heat on high power for 30 seconds.
Remove and add the chocolate chips, making sure they are completely covered in cream.
Let the bowl rest in the warm microwave for 3 minutes.
Remove and stir until smooth and creamy.
Drizzle over the peanut butter fudge.
Draw a knife through the fudge to swirl the two layers together.
Cover with tin foil and set aside for about 8 hours until the fudge is firm enough to cut.
Remove fudge from pan and peel off the parchment paper or tin foil.
Cut into 16 slices and serve.
- Store your Tiger Butter Fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.
- You can freeze this fudge if you wrap it well in wax paper, overwrap it in paper towels, then place it in a zip-top bag. To thaw the fudge, place it in the refrigerator overnight, then set it on your counter for at least 2 hours before opening the bag and unwrapping it.
This recipe was originally published on August 8, 2018.
I hope you enjoy making this amazing tiger butter fudge. It is so pretty that it makes a wonderful gift but you better make two batches because this stuff is hard to resist.
How to store this fudge?
- Store your tiger butter fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.
- You can freeze the fudge if you need to keep it longer.
- Wrap the fudge in wax paper then overwrap it in paper towels. Place it in a zip-top freezer bag and freeze it for up to 3 months.
- To thaw the fudge, refrigerate it overnight, then remove it and set it on your counter for at least 2 hours before removing it from the bag.
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I've had tiger butter bark before but had never tried the fudge until you shared it with our office staff. This fudge is to die for! We all loved it and I can't wait to use your easy fudge recipe to make it for my family.
With so many fun and easy recipes, wouldn't it be fun to make an assortment for Christmas gifts??
Absolutely. We will be sharing some gift giving ideas in the coming months. I hope you stop back by to check them out.
Tried this recipe last week...delicious!
I'm so glad you enjoyed this Tiger Butter Fudge!