Introduction: Tiger Butter

Say screw you to Hershey and drown yourself in homemade chocolate peanut butter heaven ^^

This recipe is so simple it seems impossible for it to be so delicious, but rest assured after your friends have this once they will be beating down your door for more! I'll let you decide if that's a good thing or not.

Step 1: Step 1, We Can Have Lots of Fun


Tools needed

Some way to melt chocolate, in two different containers. I use bowls in the microwave because I'm paranoid about water getting in there.
2 Spoons
1 or 2 Spatulas
Wax or parchment paper
Cookie sheet - must have sides, unless you're brave like my mother.
Latex Gloves [optional]
Willpower to keep yourself out of the chocolate, some sort of weapon to keep others out of it.

Ingredients

2 cups milk or dark chocolate
2 cups white chocolate
1 cup peanut butter

Yep that's it!

Step 2: Gettin Down and Chocolatey

Before you start melting get your cookie sheet and cover it with your wax/parchment paper. Try to use one that isn't bent because you'll get really thick and really thin sections.

Break/chop your chocolate into small pieces [if not chips or wafers] and put in separate bowls.

Melt! Here's 4 different ways to achieve this goal - http://www.ehow.com/how_5320929_melt-chocolate-four-different-ways.html
I do it in the microwave one bowl at a time, it's the fastest way to do it and most klutz proof.

Once your white chocolate is melted stir in the 1 cup of peanut butter until fully mixed. Mmm smells good...

Step 3: The Magic Begins

Ok! So if you haven't eaten all your chocolate yet we can start to put it in the cookie sheet.

Pour one bowl of your chocolate onto one side of the cookie sheet, and one on the other. Grab your spatula and start swirling! If you've never done it before it may take a couple tries to get it to look right, but you'll enjoy eating your practice.

Try to a] drag the spatula across the bottom of the pan to thoroughly mix the two, and so you don't get sections on the bottom of just one kind, and b] try not to over mix, or the white/peanut butter mixture will disappear into the dark, killing the aesthetics and some of the contrast in taste. It's a catch 22 but it's possible to do. If you don't get them mixed together enough the chocolate can be flaky after setting.

I still haven't gotten it perfect but my mother nails it every time.

Step 4: The Hard Part


Slap that baby in the fridge and go play New Vegas for an hour. Yes, an hour. Don't even bother to test it at 40 minutes, it won't be set. Believe me.

Step 5: The Delicious Part

Alright! You didn't give into temptation and now you can enjoy the properly set fruit of your labors!

Now it's time to break it into bite [or two] sized pieces. I use latex gloves for this step because I found I was leaving fingerprints on the chocolate without them; fine if you're going to scarf it all yourself, not so fine for gifting.

It doesn't really matter how you break it, just do it! I break a larger chunk off and then break that chunk down into smaller pieces. Oh yeah, take the paper off first. Unless you need the fiber.

Step 6:

I was going to say 'put in an airtight container' but it probably won't make it there.

I have no idea what the shelf life is on this because it's gone long before that would be an issue. I think you may have the same problem.

I highly suggest that you don't tell anyone you're doing this, you won't want to share.

Comments

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Sethkade (author)2015-12-21

So u mix the white chocolate and peanut butter together?

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demonfox (author)2011-03-06

this makes me sad i cant eat chocolate :(

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thehbird (author)demonfox2014-01-20

OMG I'm soooo sorry :,(

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cx420ns (author)demonfox2011-03-06

that makes me sad too
i have no idea if it would work with carob, might be worth a try.

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vulcan24 (author)cx420ns2012-04-03

Not worth a try... sadly, carob does not compare in any way to the amazingness of chocolate. If it is a nut allergy then there is nut free chocolate, same with dairy as well.

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Aegian2424 (author)2012-07-10

do you temper the chocolate?

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SassyKay (author)2011-12-23

Looks wonderful! What do you think about chunky peanut butter? Would it work, or interfere with the nice swirly look?

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Quixa (author)2011-12-11

Haha that last step was the best step! Seriously though, I think I'm going to give this a try as a holiday treat for all the PB and chocolate lovers I know.

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TeamGuy (author)2011-08-01

Don't add the peanut butter to the white chocolate as the instructions imply. Add it to the milk chocolate so as to keep the visual contrast in chocolate types present.

Use white chocolate made from cocoa butter, not palm oil or anything else. (This is not brought out in the instructions.) The white chocolate made from cocoa butter melts evenly and combines better with the milk chocolate (assuming the milk chocolate is made from cocoa butter too - which most is)

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Miss Mer Mer (author)2011-05-11

I usually don't read these when I stumble upon them, but since I LOVE Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's Tiger Butter, I decided to read it. I gotta say that your instructions made me laugh. I have never had so much fun just reading the directions to anything. Thanks for the laugh, and I plan on giving this a try. Thanks again.

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cbarker2 (author)2011-05-09

They make something similar at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Excellent do-it-yourself recipe! Looks spectacularly delicious.