Rocky Mountain Tiger Butter

Tiger Butter is a quintessential southern dessert. When I was in 5th grade my family moved to a little southern town in North Carolina called Liberty. My math teacher also happened to be the owner of the town candy store. It was a rather too bit too much Mayberry in retrospect, but Mr. Crutchfield did make some of the best Tiger Butter in the world.

My tiger stripes.  Hear me roar.
There's three ingredients in Tiger Butter: chocolate, more chocolate, and peanut butter. It's basically like a Reece's Cup fudge. So a few years ago, I wanted some of Mr Crutchfield's Tiger Butter, but I discovered his little candy shop factory was closed, boarded up. What to do, but make my own?

Its relatively cheap, super easy (you don't even have to turn on the oven), but unfortunately the numerous recipes on the web lack the perfect combination of the three ingredients. Some had too little peanut butter, some were too soft, and most of them just didn't live up to the nostalgia I had ingrained in my head.

It's not Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, it's more
like Appalachian Mountain Chocolate Factory.

  • 1 bag (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • 1 bag (12 oz) white baking chips
  • 12 oz of peanut butter (approx 1.5 cups).


  1. Grab two bowls, fill one with chocolate chips, the other with white baking chips.
  2. Add 6 oz of peanut butter to each.
  3. Start with the chocolate chip bowl and microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds or until melted. Stir and cream. 
  4. Place in a greased (or waxed papered) 13x9 pan, level with spatula.
  5. Repeat step no. 3 with the white chocolate chips.
  6. Repeat step no. 4
  7. Take a knife and drag it through mixture till stripes are formed in candy.
  8. Chill till hardened (approx. 1 hour), cut and serve 

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