Tiger Butter Bark Recipe

| December 16, 2018 | 6 Comments

Tiger Bark

Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to learn how to make Tiger Butter Bark candy. It’s so good. Printable recipe included.


Tiger Butter Bark, enjoy.
Tiger Butter Bark Recipe, great to enjoy, great to share as a gift.


Tiger Butter Bark, slider.

You may not find a lot of candy type recipes here on Taste of Southern, but we do have a lot of great dessert recipes for you.

While I love candy, I’ve never been much into making it. Kind of like I love cakes, I just don’t bake a lot of them. Pies either. Wonder why that is? Smile.

But, with Christmas just a few days away, I wanted to share this really quick and easy way to make something special you can carry to your family get together, office parties, or to give as gifts for family and friends.

It’s really easy to assemble and other than waiting for it to firm up, it only takes a few minutes to prepare. So, go ahead and make it, then carry on with your other last minute errands while the Tiger Butter Bark firms up in the refrigerator.

If you enjoy the taste combination of peanut butter and chocolate, you’ll love this stuff.

There is a Tiger Butter Fudge recipe, but this is just called “bark.” It’s thin, and can be broken into pieces, or cut with a pizza cutter into squares if you prefer.

So, ready to give it a try? Alright then, let’s head on out to the kitchen, and… Let’s Get Cooking!


Tiger Butter Bark, you'll need these ingredients.
Tiger Butter Bark Recipe – You’ll only need these three ingredients.


Tiger Butter Bark, add bark to sauce pot.
We begin by breaking up the almond bark sections. Place these in a medium sized sauce pot and place the pot over Medium-Low heat on your stove top.


Tiger Butter Bark, measure out the chocolate chips.
Go ahead and measure out the cup of chocolate chips and place them in a microwave safe bowl. We’ll melt these in just a few minutes.


Tiger Butter Bark, melt the almond bark.
Once you see the almond bark starting to melt, you’ll need to stir it continuously so it doesn’t stick and burn to the bottom of the pot. Scrape the bottom and sides often and continue to stir until the bark is fully melted. This will probably take 8-10 minutes or so.


Tiger Butter Bark, add the peanut butter.
Once the almond bark is melted, add in the peanut butter. I’m using a chunky peanut butter, but your favorite smooth peanut butter will also work just as well.

Continue to stir this together until the peanut butter has melted and is fully incorporated into the almond bark.


Tiger Butter Bark, spread on parchment lined baking sheet.
When the peanut butter is mixed in well, pour the mixture out onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or waxed paper. It’s going to be hot, so be careful.

You need a baking sheet with a lip to it so it doesn’t run out of the pan.


Tiger Butter Bark, spread the mixture in the pan.
Use your spatula to spread the mixture out in the pan. It doesn’t have to be perfectly even, but you need it to be about one quarter of an inch thick all over. Of course, you can make it a bit thicker if you like.


Tiger Butter Bark, melt the chocolate chips.
Melt the chocolate chips in your microwave.

Place the bowl with the chocolate chips in your microwave and set it for about 30 seconds. Repeat this as needed. Stir the mixture after the first time or two and just repeat the process until the chips are fully melted and smooth.


Tiger Butter Bark, drizzle the chocolate over the almond bark.
Drizzle the melted chocolate chips over the almond bark mixture. There’s not really a rhyme or reason to this, just try not to have too many thick globs all in one spot. Smaller drops and thinner lines will help you make a better swirl design in the next step below.


Tiger Butter Bark, pull toothpick through the chocolate.
Use a toothpick or a butter knife, and pull it through the bark in both vertical and horizontal directions as indicated by the red lines on the photo above. This will create the swirl designs in the chocolate.

You can repeat this step until you’ve got a look that you like. Smile.


Tiger Butter Bark, refrigerate for at least one hour.
Place the sheet pan in your refrigerator for at least one hour so the chocolate will firm up again.


Tiger Butter Bark, break it into pieces.
When it’s had time to set up, break the chocolate bark into pieces. You could also use a pizza cutter to cut it into squares if desired. Totally up to you.


Tiger Butter Bark, enjoy.

This Tiger Butter Bark should be stored in an air tight container in order to keep it fresh. I prefer to keep it in the refrigerator as well until just before serving it. It makes a great gift when placed in candy bags, small boxes, or even gift tins.


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Tiger Butter Bark as seen on Taste of Southern.

Tiger Butter Bark Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Desserts, Candy
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Tiger Butter Bark is a really quick and easy candy recipe for any chocolate and peanut butter lover. Makes a great gift item as well.



1 package White Almond Bark, 24oz
½ cup Peanut Butter – Smooth or Crunchy
1 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips


Place a sauce pot over Medium-Low heat on your stove top.
Break almond bark into pieces, add to sauce pot.
Stir continuously, scraping bottom and sides, until fully melted.
Add the peanut butter.
Continue to stir until peanut butter is melted and fully combined.
Spread the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Place chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl.
Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring often, until melted.
Drizzle the melted chocolate over the melted bark and peanut butter mixture.
Use a toothpick and pull through the mixture in lines, going in both directions.
Let pan sit until the candy has fully hardened. Or, place in refrigerator until hardened.
Break into pieces to serve.


Store bark in an airtight container. Great for gift giving.

Keywords: candy, peanut butter and chocolate, tiger butter, tiger bark, easy candy recipes, southern desserts

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  1. Mitzi Cary says:

    I’ve got batch number 1 in the fridge & batch number 2 waiting it’s turn. The house smells heavenly. I’ve never enjoyed cleanup so much!
    Next I’m trying Mary’s Maine Bars. Thank you for the recipes Steve. It is a joy knowing that “testing” a recipe isn’t necessary with your careful instructions!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Mitzi, It’s my pleasure to share the recipes. Thank YOU for trying them. I hope you enjoy it all. Thank you for your visits and I do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  2. RL says:

    This sounds (and looks) really good, but is there something I can substitute for Almond bark. I’ve never seen it up here.
    Candy-wise my mom used to make almond brittle, homemade poppycock, and popcorn balls. My snack contribution was traditional nuts and bolts.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi RL, It can be ordered thru Walmart. Most grocery stores have it, especially around the holidays. It’s just a chocolate coating for candies. I’m sure there are many other substitutes for it available. I do hope you get to try it soon. Thank you for your visit today, and I hope you’ll visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  3. Karen Miller says:

    We like to ride around to see the Christmas lights in our area. We took our great granddaughter and great grandson to see the lights last year, and as we drove by one house with 100’s of lights, my 7 year old great grandson said, ” wow,those people got carried away”.

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Karen, Thank you for being a subscriber to the Newsletter. And, thank you for sharing your story. Glad to see I’m not the only one that likes to ride around and look at Christmas lights. You’ve got a very smart great grandson it seems. Smile. Thanks for the giggle today. As always, I sincerely appreciate your visits and your support of our recipes. I do hope you’ll continue to visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

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