Put the butter in a microwave save container with the peanut butter and put into the microwave for 1 minute or until soft. (Stir every 20 to 30 seconds)
If needed pour the melted peanut butter into a different bowl and then add the pure vanilla extract and sugar and mix. (Make sure it is like a stiff dough, if not add more sugar)
After that roll the dough into 1 inch balls ( if the dough is still not stiff, put it into the fridge for 5-10 minutes). Then put into a freezer for 5 to 10 minutes.
While you wait mix the shortening and the chocolate together and put over pot of boiling water and stir till a thick liquid.
Go get your peanut butter balls and dip them in the bowl of melted chocolate using a spoon and take them out when covered in chocolate. Then put them onto a cookie sheet with aluminum foil on it.
Then refrigerate then wait 15 to 20 minutes and enjoy!