Here’s How to Make the ‘Squid Game’ Honeycomb Toffee!

Here’s How to Make the ‘Squid Game’ Honeycomb Toffee, Aka Dalgona Candy!

Would you lick it the way Gi-hun did in 'Squid Game'?

Ever since Squid Game took the world by storm, several dining establishments began to sell replicas of the honeycomb toffee that was used in the second challenge of the survival game. Also known as dalgona candy, these yummy bites are considered traditional Korean sugar candy that you can easily make at home. If you want to play the game while having your friends over, here’s how to make the Squid Game honeycomb toffee!

Also read: New York City is Hosting a “Real-Life” ‘Squid Game’

Ingredients for the Squid Game honeycomb toffee

Per candy:

  • 1.5–2 tbsp white or brown sugar 
  • A pinch of baking soda 

Materials for the Squid Game honeycomb toffee

  • Chopstick to stir the sugar
  • Stainless steel ladle
  • Non-stick baking sheet
  • Spatula
  • Cookie cutters of different shapes

Recipe and directions

squid game honeycomb

The honeycomb toffee or dalgona candy is made by melting sugar and mixing a bit of baking soda. It’s pretty simple, but you’ll have to watch the stove closely because the sugar can burn or melt in no time. Here’s the breakdown of how to make the Squid Game honeycomb toffee.

  • Add the sugar to the ladle. The ladle should be held over medium-low heat. 
  • As the sugar melts, start stirring with chopsticks.
  • Stir continuously while controlling the heat. Remove the ladle from the heat if it starts to burn.
  • Stir until the sugar melts into a smooth caramel-like liquid
  • Let it cool a bit, then add the baking soda and stir vigorously until the baking soda dissolves.
  • Pour the sugar mixture onto a non-stick baking sheet. 
  • With a rubber spatula, spread the mixture into a thin layer.
  • Let it cool for a few seconds.
  • Tap it a couple of times, then press it with your mould. 
  • Without wasting time, stamp it with a cookie design but not all the way through. Remove the cutter immediately.

*Recipe from Parade

Also read: This ‘Squid Game’ Theory About Gi-hun Will Have You Rewatching the Whole Series

And voila! You can finally enjoy your honeycomb toffee, whether you want to eat it or carve out the shape like how the traditional Korean game goes. To make the experience even more fun, call your friends over for a honeycomb toffee cooking session and challenge them to a race of who can carve out each shape to perfection. Most of all, don’t forget to eat and bond over these tasty sweets before you wrap up!

All images credited to Netflix.

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Therese's close friends know that if they haven’t seen her around recently, then she’s probably having an adventure with her luggage and camera in hand. Though she loves staying at home and spending lazy afternoons with friends, there are times when she has to be "away from home to feel at home," — that’s when she’s bitten by the travel bug. See her travels on Instagram @reesstamaria.