Tiger Butter Fudge


Take a moment to pause and ask yourself: “What would tiger butter fudge taste like?” Sounds silly, right? Butter is already butter, and tigers, well they’re already tigers. So what do we get when we put the two together? Taste the mystery for yourself and make this simple yet delicious fudge recipe.

Tiger Butter Fudge Recipe

Creamy and soft, this 3 ingredient easy Tiger Butter Fudge recipe is a chocolate peanut butter lover’s dream! Make a batch today in just minutes!

What is Tiger Butter Fudge

If you’re looking for an easy 3 ingredient fudge recipe, this Tiger Butter is the answer.

It’s basically a swirl of chocolate and peanut butter that looks something like a tiger’s stripes.

It’s super easy to make and pretty popular around the holidays, but I love it all year long.

All you need is a microwave, a bowl, a baking sheet,  and three ingredients. This recipe takes MINUTES to prepare (and will be devoured in minutes too, haha).

Have you ever been to a good chocolate store? I like to visit and get ideas. Is that odd?

Ingredient Notes

3 ingredient fudge, chocolate, white chocolate, and peanut butter.


You want a GOOD chocolate here, friends. You’re already saving money by making your own fudge instead of buying it, so this is not the time to cut corners and use dollar store chocolate bars.

To make this fudge you need both milk chocolate and white chocolate. I use ghirardelli morsels because I find them to be the best quality for the price point and available at most grocery stores.

The chocolate should be tasty enough that you’d enjoy eating it all on its own.

Peanut Butter.

Use creamy peanut butter for this recipe.

I recommend the traditional shelf-stable kind (Jiff or Skippy) rather than the natural varieties that you have to keep in the fridge.

The oil separation from natural peanut butters is likely to affect the texture of this fudge, making it less smooth and more likely to get crumbly.

Step by Step Instructions

Here’s where you see just how EASY this recipe is to make. Unlike my homemade peanut butter cups and buckeye bars, this is just a matter of melting the chocolates and peanut butter.

Step by step photo showing how to make tiger butter fudge.

STEP 1. Melt the white chocolate and peanut butter together.

I do this by placing the peanut butter and white chocolate morsels in a microwave safe bowl and microwaving them for 1 minute.

Then, stir to encourage melting and continue heating in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until everything is melted.

Pour this mixture into a prepared baking sheet.

Step by step photos showing how to add milk chocolate to tiger butter.

STEP 2. Add milk chocolate

Melt milk chocolate in a separate bowl, using the same method. Drizzle the milk chocolate over the white chocolate peanut butter mixture in the pan.

Using a knife, pull chocolate so that the two blend together.

Recipe FAQ’s

How do I store Tiger Butter?

This fudge will keep just fine at room temperature, covered, for about a week. If you like your fudge cold (or your home tends to run warm), you can also store this covered in the fridge.

Can I use dark chocolate?

Yes! Swap out the milk chocolate and use your favorite Ghirardelli dark chocolate morsels instead.

Can I melt chocolate on stovetop?

Definitely. To do this, I recommend using a double burner style pan, so that you don’t accidentally scorch your chocolate. With a pot of water and double burner on top (or second pot/bowl that is heat safe) bring water to a gentle boil. Add morsels/peanut butter and stir until smooth. Don’t let any of the water get into the double boiler.

What Is Tiger Butter Made Of?

The recipe is made with a combination of white and semi-sweet chocolate chips, as well as peanut butter.

The two types of chocolate help create a ribbon design throughout, making it a beautiful piece of artwork, as well.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it only requires three ingredients. 

Tiger butter fudge cut into pieces

What Do I Need To Make Tiger Butter Homemade Fudge?

  • Medium-sized glass bowl
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Microwave
  • White chocolate chips
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter
  • 11″ x 7″ casserole dish
  • Tinfoil or parchment paper
  • Non-stick spray

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed below in the recipe card.

Tiger butter fudge in a casserole dish

How Do I Make Tiger Butter Homemade Fudge?

  1. Melt the peanut butter and white chocolate chips in a medium-sized bowl for about one minute in the microwave.
  2. Mix the two ingredients until completely combined.
  3. Pour into a greased casserole dish covered with tinfoil. Place in the refrigerator while you melt the chocolate chips.
  4. Next, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a medium-sized bowl for about one minute in the microwave.
  5. Stir until melted and pour over the white chocolate and peanut butter. 
  6. Take a knife and run it through until you get the desired look. 
  7. Refrigerate for a couple of hours. Cut and serve the fudge.

Step-By-Step Instructions

White chocolate chips in a glass bowl

Start by adding the white chocolate chips to a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl.

Peanut butter and white chocolate chips in a glass bowl

Next, add the peanut butter to the bowl. Melt the chips in the microwave for about one minute. 

When you take the chips out of the microwave, they may look like they didn’t melt much, but give it a good stir anyway. Most of the time, the chocolate will melt completely once you start stirring. 

If it needs some more melting after you stir, put it back in the microwave and add ten seconds at a time, stirring in between. 

Melted peanut butter and white chocolate chips in a glass bowl

Stir the white chocolate chips and peanut butter until it’s combined. 

Peanut butter fudge bring poured into a casserole dish.

Pour the white chocolate and peanut butter into an 11″ x 7″ prepared dish lined with tinfoil or parchment paper.

I sprayed the tinfoil with non-stick spray before I poured it in so it would be easier to take out. 

Peanut butter fudge in a casserole dish

Place the peanut butter fudge in the refrigerator for a few minutes while you get the semi-sweet chocolate ready.

Chocolate chips in a glass bowl

Now, add the semi-sweet chocolate chips to a small bowl. Place in the microwave for about one minute. 

Melted chocolate chips in a glass bowl

Stir until all of the chips are melted. Again, if the chips are not melted, place them back in the microwave for ten-second increments. 

Chocolate and peanut butter fudge in a casserole dish.

Drizzle the semi-sweet chocolate over the peanut butter fudge. 

Peanut butter and chocolate fudge in a casserole dish

Take a knife and swirl it through the chocolate fudge recipe until you get the pattern that you like. Place it in the refrigerator for about two hours to harden. 

Pieces of tiger butter fudge cut into square pieces

Once the tiger butter hardens, lift it out of the pan by the tinfoil. You can push the sides of the tinfoil down and easily cut the fudge. 

Tiger butter homemade fudge is an easy and fun treat to make. I always love to bring treats to the office staff at the kid’s schools, and they are happy to receive it!

If you want to make something simple for neighbors around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, this is it. 

Tiger butter fudge with chocolate chips and a red kitchen towel on the counter.

Tiger Butter Fudge FAQs

Is Tiger Butter A Fudge?

Technically, tiger butter is not fudge. Fudge is a candy that is made with milk, butter, and sugar.

But, we are going to call it fudge for this recipe because it has melted chocolate and a delicious peanut butter mixture, and it’s a tasty treat.

The recipe turns out to be a bar that is very similar to the taste and texture of delicious fudge.

What Is Tiger Fudge?

Tiger fudge is made with three simple ingredients including smooth peanut butter, semi-sweet chocolate, and white chocolate chips.

The ingredients are melted and gently stirred, giving it a marbled pattern.

The recipe is the perfect blend of peanut butter and chocolate. Peanut butter lovers will go crazy over the dessert.

How Do I Store Tiger Butter Fudge?

You can store the fudge in an airtight container on the counter or in the refrigerator.

If you keep the fudge in the refrigerator it will be a little more crumbly when you go to cut it, so let it sit on the counter at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before trying to cut it.

How Do I Get A Nice Swirl Throughout My Fudge?

Take a regular butter knife and place it down in the fudge and gently work it around until you see swirls developing. Keep doing it until you get the desired swirl pattern.

Can I Use Dark Chocolate For The Recipe?

Yes! You can use dark chocolate, crunchy peanut butter, butterscotch chocolate, milk chocolate, or your favorite type of chocolate.

The three-ingredient fudge recipe is the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavor but is open to other flavors.

Can You Freeze Tiger Butter Fudge?

Yes, you can freeze tiger butter. Be sure to place it into an airtight container. You can freeze the fudge for up to two months.

To thaw, place it on a cutting board or a safe place on the counter for several hours.

Do I Need A Candy Thermometer To Make This Tiger Butter?

No, you do not need a candy thermometer to make the dessert. You will be melting the chocolate in the microwave and then allowing it to set up.


Tiger Butter made from 3 ingredients that are melted & swirled together in minutes. Gorgeous holiday candy recipe with rich & creamy peanut butter chocolate flavor.

Tiger Butter is one of the easiest holiday candies you can make! If you’ve never made, or maybe even never heard of Tiger Butter, add these items to your grocery list and make it! It’s such a simple candy and everyone just devours it. It’s super creamy with amazing flavor and hello, it’s also insanely pretty. Oh and did I mention it takes just 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes to make?! Talk about a winner!


Tiger Butter is an absolutely delicious, insanely easy type of Christmas candy! It requires just 3 ingredients and a few minutes to make. Tiger Butter is a soft chocolate candy with a smooth, rich peanut butter flavor. It has the consistency of fudge but is the size and shape of a bark candy.


Tiger Butter is SO easy to make! First, assemble your ingredients. You’ll need semi sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter. I think chunky peanut butter would taste good in this recipe, but the swirls wouldn’t look nearly as pretty, so I use creamy peanut butter.

Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. You can also heat the peanut butter for 30 seconds. Combine the two ingredients and stir gently until smooth and well combined. Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Pour the peanut butter mixture onto the parchment paper. Use a rubber scraper to smooth the mixture out into a rectangle shape. It’s okay if it doesn’t reach the sides of the pan.

Heat the semi-sweet chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Spoon dollops of chocolate out in lines over the peanut butter mixture. Once all of the chocolate is transferred, use a sharp knife in long, smooth strokes to swirl the chocolate until your desired design is achieved. Sometimes I swirl it more, other times less, but it’s always fun! Let chocolate cool to set, then cut into 1.5″ squares.


Melting chocolate in the microwave is easy if you go slowly. Always use a glass or ceramic bowl and chocolate that’s not old. To melt 1 cup of chocolate chips I’d begin with 1 minute in the microwave. After the 1 minute, let chocolate sit for 2-3 minutes. Then, gently stir and see if chocolate begins to melt smooth. If it’s still really solid, add 20 seconds in the microwave, then let it sit again. Often chocolate looks like it’s not melted when it really is, and you don’t know for sure until you gently shake or stir it. If your chocolate melts but it’s too thick to work with, try adding 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil or shortening, then letting it melt and stirring it in.


  • 1 bag vanilla chips (11 oz)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Line a bakers quarter sheet (or a 9×13 glass pan) with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Put semi sweet chocolate chips in a small glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir gently until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Pour vanilla chips in a medium sized glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir gently until smooth. Add peanut butter and stir until well combined and smooth.
  4. Pour vanilla-peanut butter mixture onto the prepared pan. Mixture won’t reach the edges of the pan and that’s OK. Once it’s settled, take the melted semi sweet chocolate and pour it onto the vanilla-peanut butter mixture in lines.
  5. Take a knife and run it the opposite direction of the chocolate lines you created, to achieve a swirl pattern. Run your knife through the mixture as much as you’d like, to create your desired swirl pattern.
  6. Let cool either on the countertop or in the fridge. Cut into small squares. Store in an airtight container.

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