3 cups peanut butter cereal puffs, such as Puffins
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, plus more as needed
1/3 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
24 chocolate drop candies, such as Hershey's Kisses or Hugs
Pulse the peanut butter cereal in a food processor until finely ground. You should have about 1 1/2 cups of crumbs.
Add the brown sugar to the cereal crumbs in the bowl of the food processor and pulse to combine. Pulse in the peanut butter until combined. Add the corn syrup and vanilla to the food processor and pulse until the dough holds together when pressed with your fingers. If the dough is still crumbly, add another tablespoon or two of peanut butter and mix again.
Roll the mixture into 24 balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Gently press each ball with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly. Spread a little peanut butter on the bottom of the chocolate candies and press to adhere to the cookies.
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