Popular Squid Game Cookie (Dalgona Candy) Recipe

If you are not living under a rock, you must have heard about the new Netflix show that has become a sensation, Squid Game. Today we have shared how to make the popular dalgona candy or Squid Game cookie just like prepared in Squid game at home.

How to Make Squid Game Cookie

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 challenge.

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 any time 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 known as 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 Algona candy is not one bit hard to make.

In fact, you need as few as two ingredients to make it. If you are a fan of the show or just want to follow the viral trend, here I will show you how to make the Squid Game cookie. But before you read out the entire recipe, check out other dishes from the candy section of our blog.

How to Make Squid Game Candy

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  • 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. 
Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
3 Minutes7 Minutes10 Minutes
  • Sugar – Sugar is the main component of this cookie. This cookie is basically caramelized sugar. 
  • Baking Soda – Baking soda gives the candy a frothy and creamy look and a honeycomb-like texture. 
Squid Game Cookie Ingredients

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, add the baking soda, 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.

Squid Game Cookie

Nutritional Value

Calories60 kcal
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Carbohydrates16 g
Fiber0 g
Sugar16 g
Protein 0 g

The Dalgona Candy 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

Squid Game Cookie

Dalgona Candy (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.
3.82 from 33 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
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.
    Squid Game Cookie Step 1
  • Let it melt and caramelize while stirring continuously.
    Squid Game Cookie Step 2
  • After that, add the baking soda to it. Stir it until the baking soda combines with the sugar and looks somewhat frothy.
    Squid Game Cookie Step 3
  • You know it’s ready when the color turns into caramel coffee.
    Squid Game Cookie Step 4
  • Then, pour this mixture in circles on a baking sheet.
    Squid Game Cookie Step 5
  • Press gently with something flat to flatten.
    Squid Game Cookie Step 6
  • 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.
    Squid Game Cookie Step 7
  • Once the cookie hardens, it is ready to eat.
    Squid Game Cookie is ready to eat



Serving: 15g | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Sugar: 16g
Keyword Dalgona Candy, Korean Sugar Sponge Candy, Squid Game Cookie
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Dalgona candy in Squid Game?

Dalgona Candy s the candy in Squid Game that has become the latest challenge on the internet! Made famous by the Netflix series, Dalgona candy is a traditional Korean candy that is easy to make at home to enjoy and play with.

What is the candy made out of in Squid Game?

If you have ever seen the squid game, you would know about the dalgona candy. It has become the most popular series on Netflix.

What does dalgona taste like?

Dalgona have a nutty, sweet, and similar to the burned marshmallows.

Is Dalgona candy bitter?

Dalgona doesn’t tastes bitter, instead has nutty and sweet aromatic flavors.

Do make this simple candy at home and tell us in the comments how well did you like it. Also, if you’d like us to cover some other viral recipes, mention them in the comments as well. See you next time.

2 thoughts on “Popular Squid Game Cookie (Dalgona Candy) Recipe”

  1. Mine appeared fluffy what am I doing wrong and when I tries flattening it it would like be way to sticky and NOT LET ME FLATTEN IT AT ALL WHAT AM I DOING WRONG PLEASE…AND WHEN I tried flattening with the parchment paper it would stick to paper or like just be ruined please help

    1. Hey Kim!
      If it appears too fluffy, that means you have added more baking powder than necessary. Also, once you have poured it, let it cool before you flatten it. Whatever you are using to flatten it like a bowl, grease it lightly. That way it won’t stick.
      Happy Cooking!

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