Ppopgi: Dalgona Candy from the Korean Drama “Squid Game”

Have you watched the hottest Korean drama of the moment? We are talking about Squid Game, available for streaming on Netflix! Squid Game is about hundreds of cash-strapped players accepting a strange invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes…

One of these children’s games is to carve out shapes from a honeycomb-like mixture called Dalgona Candy. It may sound simple, but the cookie is fragile, only made from sugar and baking soda, and participants have to cut out triangles, circles, hearts, and umbrellas to move on.

Do you think you will manage to carve out the shape within 10 minutes, like the Squid Game players from the series? Try it now!

Preparation time: 2 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Baking soda


  • Steel ladle
  • Chopstick
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie cutter
  • Needle


Pour sugar onto a ladle and heat it up over low heat. Stir with a chopstick until the sugar has melted. Add a pinch of baking soda into the sugar and stir till everything is well mixed. Pour the melted sugar onto parchment paper and press a cookie cutter down onto the mixture. Let the cookie cool at room temperature until it hardens.


You have 10 minutes to carve out the shape, without breaking it.

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