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Squid Game Dalgona Candy

Easy Squid Game Dalgona Candy (5min To Make)

This popular Korean Squid Game Dalgona sugar candy is known as “Honeycomb Candy, “Sponge Toffee”, “Ppopji” or “Dalgona” and is unbelievably easy to make and only requires 2 ingredients, sugar, and baking soda. It’s similar to American sponge toffee, hokey pokey candy, and seafoam candy but flat in appearance.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Candy, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Korea, South Korean
Servings 1 candy
Calories 70 kcal


  • Stainless Ladle – If you don’t have a ladle you can use a small pot or small non-stick skillet.
  • Parchement Paper – Cut the parchmment paper into 6 inch squares.
  • Hoteok Press – You can use anything round and flat to press the Dalgona candy if you don’t have a hoteok press.
  • Honeycomb Candy Cutters/Stamp – Use in place any shaped cookie cutters that is small than the diameter of the dalgona sugar cookie.
  • Chopstixs – If you have chopsticks that’s great otherwice use a heat proof spatula or small wooden spoon.
  • Lollipop sticks – If you want to make Dalgona lollipops then have some sticks on hand.


  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon teaspoon baking soda 1-2 pinches


  • Add 3 tablespoons of sugar to the ladle, small pot or skillet.
  • On medium low heat, place the ladle, small pot or skillet onto the heat.
  • When the sugar behins to melt, stir continuously with chopsticks or spatula in a circular motion.
  • If you the notice the sugar melting to fast or browning, lift the ladle or pot up a few inches away from the burner for a two or three seconds, then place back on the heat. You might have to repeat this process a few times until the sugar is completely melted. Doing this will help to control the sugar temperature and prevent it from burning.
  • Once the sugar has completely melted, about 4 minutes, and is amber in color, remove from the heat and add a pinch of baking soda.
  • The baking soda will react immediately with the melted sugar and foam upward, stir vigorously until the color is lighter (light caramel color) and mixture is well combined, about 5 seconds.
  • Carefully pour the honeycomb mixture onto a greased parchment paper using a spatula, if you want to make Dalgona lollipops then insert the stick about 1/2 from the bottom edge. Place another piece of greased parchment on top and gently press towards and release.
  • Wait about 15 seconds, then remove the top parchment and using a cookie cutter, press with little force making the indentation in the center of the candy about half way into it and remove.
  • Allow the Dalgona candy to set (a few seconds)
  • Enjoy!
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