Dalgona is a fun Korean street food that will bring out the kid in you! Seen in one of the most recently popular Netflix series – squid game this candy has risen quite a spark in the online community.
Dalgona or ppopgi is a nostalgic Korean honeycomb sugar candy that’s made with sugar and baking soda. Here are step-by-step instructions and tips for successfully making this Squid Game Candy at home!
Insturcitions On Making The Korean Sugar Candy From Squid Game:
- 1 pinch baking soda
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 ladle
- 1 small silicon spatula or spoon for scraping
- 1 metal chopstick or a candy stick
- 1 flat plate or smooth metal or stone surface
- dalgona mold or cookie cutter molds (for the shapes)
Start off by coating a plate or a clean surface with some olive oil.
Next, coat oil on a hotteok press or any ceramic plate that you can use to press the melted sugar. Make sure to have these two items and a silicon spatula ready next to your stove.
After that add 1 tbs of sugar into the ladle and hold it over a stove on medium-low heat. Melt the sugar for about 3-4 minutes or until it looks transparent and turns liquid. Also, make sure to avoid burning by stirring constantly using the chopsticks. If it starts to smoke, raise the ladle a few inches above the heat, and lower it closer once it cools off a little. If necessary lower the heat.
Once it has turned into sugar syrup, holding the ladle away from the heat, stir in the baking soda. Move the ladle one more time back on top of the heat and heat it up for just about 4-5 seconds, until the sugar mixture starts to puff up, but don’t let it puff up too long. It will burn at the bottom.
Now, pour the mixture onto a non-stick baking sheet or a skillet, scraping with a rubber spatula. Then, immediately press it down to make a thin disc-like candy. Press for 3 seconds or so and then before it fully hardens, press your mold on the candy but be careful not to press it so hard that the shape will be cut out.
Let it cool and enjoy your Korean sugar candy from squid game!