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Netflix Squid Game Sweet: Korean Dalgona Candy (Ppopgi)

This Dalgona Candy recipe is a Korean candy made with just two ingredients. Here's a delicious dessert popularized by the Netflix series Squid Game!

October 13, 2021
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Squid Game Korean Dalgona CandyPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 1 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 5 mins
Total 10 mins



  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or grease with cooking spray.
  2. Add granulated sugar to a small pan. Stir with a wooden chopstick over low-medium heat for about 2 minutes until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Remove from heat when all the sugar has melted and caramelized. Add baking soda to the mixture and get a light brown color.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tray with the help of a ladle. Let it cool for 15-20 seconds.
  5. Then spray the shaped cookie cutter with cooking spray. Press down on the mixture.
  6. Allow to cool and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Squid Game Korean Dalgona Candy
Serves 1
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Sodium 159 mg6.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • You can use brown sugar instead of white sugar.
  • Use a steel soup spoon or wooden chopstick to pour the mixture into the pan.
  • In this recipe, cook the sugar over low-medium heat to prevent the sugar from burning. Stir constantly and adjust the heat to melt the sugar without burning it.
  • Allow the mixture to cool for 15-20 seconds before molding. Otherwise, the sugary mixture will stick to the mold.
  • Do not refrigerate the dalgona candy too much. Because it hardens quickly.
  • Allow the dalgona to cool completely before removing it from the baking paper.
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Trending with the Netflix series Squid Game, Dalgona Candy is easy to make. Korean candy, also commonly known as ppopgi, is a dessert you can always make at home.

You only need 2 ingredients to make Dalgona candy. Prepare a crunchy and chewy fudge with sugar and baking soda. Serve plain or with ice cream. Try the recipe now for the perfect Korean Dalgona Candies. Bon Appetit.

What is Squid Game Dalgona Candy?

Dalgona candy is a Korean candy that was popular in the 70s and 80s. Today, it is one of the street foods in South Korea.

Dalgona actually came into our lives with the very popular Dalgona Coffee, which went viral on TikTok last year. Dalgona, a Korean candy, gains texture with baking soda even though it's made entirely of sugar. It is a spongy confection that hardens as it cools. It can be easily chewed. The Korean word 'dalguna' means 'sweet'.

Dalgona is a crunchy and sweet candy. In Korea, they also use the word ‘ppopgi’ for this candy. In Korea, it is popular for children to play ppopgi, which is played in the show called Squid Game.

Dalgona Candy that is popularized again with the Netflix production Squid Game, is a type of caramel-like candy. Many countries and cultures have similar types of candy: hokey pokey, sponge fudge.

How to Make Squid Game Korean Dalgona Candy?

Popularized by the Squid Game, Dalgona sugar is made with sugar and baking soda. Melt the sugar on the stove over low-medium heat. Cook the sugar until it caramelizes. Sugar can melt and burn immediately. Dissolve the sugar for a few minutes, checking constantly. Then add the baking soda and mix quickly until it melts and foams. Get a light brown mixture. Put it on greaseproof paper. Then give it the shape you want. Remove the pattern without breaking the candy. Then serve it.

What is the Difference Between Ppopgi and Dalgona Candy?

Dalgona and Ppopgi gained popularity in Korea from the 1960s. Dalgona is made from solid glucose while ppopgi is made from white sugar. Today, these two confections are used interchangeably. White granulated sugar is commonly used in both recipes.

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