Dalgona Candy is a Korean treat that got super popular because of the Netflix series ‘Squid Game’. You ought to break off the border (by using a needle, your fingers, licking, etc.) from the shape without breaking the shape. Can you do it? It’s so much fun to try!
I loved Netflix’s Squid Game and binged it in 2 days (I am really good at binging). It reminded me a bit of Battle Royale, which I also loved.
In the third episode, the participants in the Squid Game have to scrape away the outsides of the Dalgona Honeycomb Candy without breaking the shape and it was a really intense episode.
And now this little game is trending all over social media. Of course, I had to make my own Dalgona Candy to try it out as well. I even made a video in which you can see how I did, but I am not going to spoiler anything.
Are you ready to give it a try as well? The candy is really easy to make!
How to make Squid Game’s Dalgona Candy
You will need:
- sugar (I am using white fine crystal sugar; brown also works)
- baking soda (not to confuse with baking powder)
As I said, the candy is super easy to make BUT you have to work fast. Therefore I recommend gathering everything you need before you start:
- a small pan or a pot
- chopsticks (work best) or something to whisk
- parchment paper or some kind of non-stick surface
- a glass with a flat bottom or a bowl or something like that
- a cookie cutter for the shape
The basic steps
Of course, I had to make elephant-shaped candy! You can stick to the classic symbols (star, triangle, circle, square, umbrella) or use whatever cookie cutters you have at home.
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Squid Game’s Dalgona Candy
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- Heat a pan to medium to high heat, add the sugar. Let it cook until the sugar has melted. Stir it (2 chopsticks work best) to keep it from burning.
- Take the pan off the heat. Add the baking soda. And stir again. It should be slightly foamy.
- Pour the mixture onto parchment paper. (Make 2-3 blobs depending on the size and thickness you’ll want to have later)
- Use a glass with a flat bottom to press the sugar mixture down a bit.
- Use a cookie cutter to press the shape into the cookie. Don’t press it completely down of course.
- Let it cool off completely, now you can try to remove the shape by breaking off the outer border. Have fun!