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Share the Love with this Yumtastic Tiger Butter Recipe
Nothing says 'I love you' like a tantalizingly rich homemade treat that looks as though you've spent hours slaving away over.
(Only you didn't.)
Try this deliciously delightful, and EASY Tiger Butter Recipe!
Peanut Butter Fudgy Goodness
Caution: These treats are very addictive!
Spread Some Joy
Give Tiger Butter
Why is Tiger Butter so special?
It's Easy to Make-- All you need are three ingredients! It's Quick-- In only ten minutes your prep is done. -- It's Yumtastic! --Everyone will rave. It's Long Lasting --You can make it ahead and store it. Doesn't need refrigeration and it can be shipped with little damage!
Complete recipe is at the bottom of this lens. Step by step instructions are next:
Start with Good Quality Chocolate Coatings
Don't Skimp on This Part
The key ingredient: chocolate coatings.
Candy coatings are small disk-shaped chocolates specially formulated to melt easily and evenly at low temperatures. This is not to be confused with regular chocolate which contains chocolate liquor and cocoa butter.
The best chocolate coatings contain cocoa powder and vegetable oil which gives it a creamy chocolate flavor, but also makes it easy to melt and manipulate.
Some chocolate coatings do not contain cocoa powder and have a bit of a waxy feel and taste. Most candy or cake making stores carry quality chocolate candy coatings. You can also purchase these online.
Can't get much easier that this:
1 pound chocolate coatings (dark or light)
1 pound white chocolate coatings
1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1. Melt the Chocolate
In a microwave-safe bowl melt 1 pound (3 cups) dark or light chocolate candy coatings. 1 1/2 minutes - 2 1/2 minutes depending on your microwave power.
Do check your candy every 30 seconds and stir while melting to be sure you don't over cook. If after stirring you have only a few lumps left, set on counter and continue to stir; the heat of the chocolate will melt the remaining lumps.
2. Pour Chocolate into Pan
(I like to cover the pan with foil or parchment paper for easy removal. This step is not mandatory; it's just a step I've added to make the process neater.)
Pour half of the chocolate into pan, smooth with spatula. This does not have to cover perfectly, a few open spaces is fine.
Knock pan on the counter to smooth out chocolate layer.
3. Melt White Chocolate
Melt 1 pound (3 cups) white chocolate in microwave safe bowl. Microwave 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 minutes - depending on your microwave.
Check chocolate every 30 seconds to be sure you don't over cook it.
(Make sure you make a note of the amount of time it takes to melt the chocolate so you'll know for the future.)
While chocolate is in microwave, measure peanut butter.
4. Add Peanut Butter
Mix 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter into the melted white chocolate. Stir completely.
Pour peanut butter mixture over the layer of milk or dark chocolate.
Knock pan on the counter to flatten out the chocolate.
5. Drizzle on the Chocolate
If your milk or dark chocolate has hardened, stick it back in the microwave for a short burst to remelt.
Drizzle remaining melted chocolate over the peanut butter mixture in a zig zag fashion.
Pull a butter knife through the pan - about 6 lines across the long way.
Next pull knife through the pan going across the short side as in the photo.
Lastly, pull knife through one more time the long way.
Let your pan cool for a few hours. If you're in a hurry, just cover and stick in the freezer for 10 minutes or refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Once your Tiger Butter is hard, it's time to cut it.
Take a knife and run it around the edges of your pan. Flip the pan upside down and the whole sheet will dislodge. Flip the Tiger Butter (marbleized side up) onto a large cutting board.
Cut to desired size.
The best and easiest fudge candy you'll ever find.
Just never divulge how easy it was.
- Prep time: 10 min
- Cook time: 50 min
- Ready in: 1 hour
- 1 pound milk or dark chocolate candy coatings (3 cups)
- 1 pound white chocolate candy coatings
- 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- Melt milk or dark chocolate in microwave (1 1/2 - 2 1/2 minutes depending on your microwave).
- Spread half of chocolate on full size cookie sheet (optional - line with foil or parchment paper).
- Melt white chocolate in microwave.
- Add peanut butter to melted white chocolate and stir until well blended.
- Pour all of the peanut butter mixture over the first layer of milk chocolate.
- Bang pan on counter a few times to flatten.
- Drizzle remaining melted milk chocolate over peanut butter in a zig zag fashion.
- Marbleize by pulling a butter knife through the pan from long side several times.
- Repeat this process from the short side of the pan, then back from the long side.
- Let chocolate harden (one hour) before cutting.
Where to Buy Quality Chocolate Coatings
Make sure the chocolate candy coatings you pick have real cocoa in the ingredients. You can find quality candy coatings in a candy or cake making store or on line. Here's the brand I've used for 20 years - Merckens.
Let me know if you think this looks like yumtastic Tiger Butter. Come back and drop me a line if you do try it. I'd love to know what you think.