How To Make Squid Game Cookie At Home

korean dalgona candy with star shape in the middle

If you are not living under a rock, you must have heard about the new Netflix show that has become a sensation, Squid Game. The game is a horror drama set in a dystopian world where contestants play children’s games but with a dark twist. One scene has particularly gone viral and people have been talking about it. It’s about the Squid Game cookie.

The scene is violent and gory in nature, so it created quite a stir. But it made people curious about the cookie with a shape in the middle. The contestants had to break around the shape without breaking it. If they did it, they’d win. If they didn’t, well, that is a difficult conversation that I’m not gonna have anytime soon. The Squid Game cookie, in fact, isn’t a cookie at all. It is actually a Korean sugar sponge candy and is a popular candy in South Korea.

The candy is also called Dalgona candy. Remember the viral Dalgona coffee trend, this is where the coffee got its name. It’s because the coffee resembled this candy. This candy is not one bit hard to make. In fact, you need as little as two ingredients to make it. If you are a fan of the show or just want to follow the viral trend, here’s the recipe for the popular Squid Game cookie. 

What Equipment Will You Need To Make The Squid Game Cookie?

  • Non-Stick Pan- You’ll need the non-stick pan to caramelize the sugar and to make sure it doesn’t stick to the pan or burn. 
  • Baking Sheet- Once you have made the caramelized and frothy sugar mixture, pour it on a baking sheet and let it cool there. 
  • Cookie Cutter- The shape in the middle is kind of the whole point of this cookie. You can use any shape of a cookie cutter. I’d suggest the one that’ll not break easily or you know what happens.
  • Wooden Spoon- You can use a wooden spoon or even a chopstick to stir and mix the sugar and baking soda. 

How Much Time Will You Need To Make The Squid Game Cookie?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
3 Minutes7 Minutes10 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make The Squid Game Cookie?

  • Sugar- Sugar is the main component of this cookie. This cookie is basically caramelized sugar. 
  • Baking Soda- Baking soda gives the candy the frothy and creamy look and the honeycomb-like texture. 
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Steps To Make The Squid Game Cookie

1. Caramelize The Sugar

Heat a non-stick pan and add the sugar into it. Then, let the sugar melt and caramelize it while stirring continuously. 

2. The Baking Soda Goes Next

Once the sugar is caramelized, remove the pan from heat and add the baking soda to it and stir it until it has a caramel coffee color and has liquified completely. You’ll need a dense mixture with pouring consistency.

3. The Only Shape That Matters

Now, pour the sugar mixture in a circle on a baking sheet and flatten it gently. After it has cooled down but is still soft, place the cookie cutter in the middle of it. Gently press it to make the shape in the cookie. Make sure you don’t press it too hard or the dalgona candy will crack or, worse, break.

4. Ready For The Squid Game

Once you have made the squid game cookie, let it harden. After that, you can use a needle to carve out the shape in the middle. Even if you break it, there won’t be dire consequences like there were in the show, except maybe a broken candy.

Nutritional Value

Calories60 kcal
Fat0 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Carbohydrates16 g
Fiber0 g
Sugar16 g
Protein 0 g

How Will The Squid Game Cookie Look And Taste Like?

The Squid Game cookie is round in shape with a shape embedded in the middle. You have to break the candy around the shape to take the shape out intact. It tastes sweet and somewhat like honeycomb but crunchy. This is the reason it is also called honeycomb candy. 

Recipe Card

dalgona candy with star shape in the middle

Squid Game Cookie Recipe

The cookie-like candy from the famous Netflix show Squid Game has caused quite a stir. It's made using just two ingredients and makes for a very interesting little game.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course copycat
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4
Calories 60 kcal


  • Non-Stick Pan
  • Baking Sheet
  • Cookie Cutter
  • Wooden Spoon


  • 1 ½ tablespoons Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda


  • Place a non-stick pan over a medium-high flame and add the sugar to it. Let it melt and caramelize while stirring continuously.
  • After that, remove the pan from heat and add the baking soda to it. Stir it until the baking soda combines with the sugar and looks somewhat frothy. You know it’s ready when the color turns into caramel coffee.
  • Then, pour this mixture in circles on a baking sheet and press gently to flatten.
  • While it’s still a bit soft, gently press the cookie cutter in the middle of the cookie. Don’t press it too hard or it will crack or break.
  • Once the cookie hardens, it is ready to eat.



Serving: 15gCalories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 16gSugar: 16g
Keyword Dalgona Candy, Korean Sugar Sponge Candy, Squid Game Cookie
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