In the bowl of your mixer, add peanut butter, powdered sugar and melted butter and mix until all ingredients are well combined and looks like dough.
Add pretzel and continue to combine.
Using about a tablespoon and a half of dough, form into 1-inch peanut butter balls and place on a baking sheet layered with parchment or wax paper.
Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to allow the peanut butter balls to harden before dipping into the chocolate mixture.
Melt chocolate and shortening in a small mixing bowl in the microwave.
After 15-20 minutes, remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer, dip into the melted chocolate covering all sides. NOTE: To assist in the dipping process, use a toothpick at either end. Also, tilt the bowl with melted chocolate on it’s side to assist with covering all sides evenly.
Place dipped peanut butter balls onto a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
Place in the freezer for 30+ minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. The thicker your chocolate, the longer you may need to allow to freeze.
Serve and enjoy!
To store, place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5-6 days or in the freezer for 2 months.