Put milk chocolate chips and shortening in a small bowl.
Microwave for 1 minutes at 50% power and then stir.
Return to the microwave for another 30 seconds at 50% power and stir again.
Continue heating chocolate in 15 second intervals at 50% power, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Put several gummy bears into the chocolate and stir to coat.
Remove the gummy bears one at a time with a fork making sure that the gummy bears are tipped on their side when you scoop them out. That way when the gummy bear can be tipped off of the fork onto its flat back.
Place the chocolate covered gummy bears on a parchment covered baking sheet.
Finish dipping the desired amount of gummy bears, melting more chocolate as necessary.
Place the baking sheet in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set.