2tablespoonsVegan shortening - you can substitute coconut oil
Line two baking sheets with parchment paperI
In a large bowl add peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract and mix until creamy.
Gradually add powdered sugar and mix into the batter.
Shape into 1 inch balls and place on a prepared baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour
For the coating:
In a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips and shortening. Heat for 1 minute. Stir and continue heating for 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating and stop just before all of the chocolate is melted.
Stir until completely melted. Remove 3-4 balls at a time from the freezer, leaving the others in the freezer until ready to dip
Dip balls into melted chocolate using two forks or a chocolate dipping fork. Shake off excess and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 30 minutes.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Or freeze for up to 3 months
To create a swirl or drizzle on top of peanut butter ball, add melted chocolate to a plastic squeeze bottle and drizzle chocolate over the top of set chocolate.