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Dalgona Candy from Squid Game Yu Can Cook

How to make the Honeycomb Dalgona Candy from Squid Game
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: Candy, Dalgona Candy, Korean Street Food, Snack, Squid Game
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 48kcal
Author: Carole Yu


  • Stainless Steel Ladle
  • Disposable Chopstick
  • Silpat Silicone Baking Mat
  • Flat Metal Disc
  • Star Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Square Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Circle Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Umbrella Shaped Cookie Cutter (optional)
  • Needle


  • 2 tbsp sugar white
  • 1 pinch baking soda approx. 1/16 tsp


Melt the sugar

  • Place 2 tbsp of white sugar in the stainless steel ladle
  • Hold the ladle over heat source
  • Stir the sugar with the disposable chopstick
  • As the sugar melts, continue scraping the crystalizing candy into the middle of the ladle
  • As the sugar is melting, move the ladle back and forth in and out of the heat source, so that the sugar does not burn
  • Keep stirring the sugar until it has all melted and caramelized into a light brown color
  • Add a tiny pinch of baking soda (literally pinch the baking soda between your thumb and forefinger and add to the ladle)
  • Keep stirring until the mixture slightly foams and turns an opaque light tan color

Form the candy

  • Pour the candy onto the silpat silicone mat ( You can also use parchment paper)
  • Wait for 5 seconds, and then press your flat metal disc onto the candy to flatten it

Emboss the candy with a shape

  • Immediately press your shape of choice into the candy

Cut the shape out from the middle of the candy

  • Wait until the candy has thoroughly cooled
  • Try to break off the outer candy, or scrape with a needle, until the inner shape is released in one piece.