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Dalgona candy | Squid game Dalgona

Dalgona candy needs just two simple ingredients. You can make this honeycomb toffee in a stick without the tools. Let's see how to do this with things available in your kitchen.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Global, korean
Servings: 1 Candy

Equipment

  • stainless steel or any light weight ladle
  • Wooden skewers/ candy stick
  • Cookie cutters
  • Baking sheet/ butter paper
  • Chop stick (optional for stirring)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Sugar granulated
  • 3 pinches Baking soda half of ⅛ teaspoon
  • Oil for greasing I used coconut oil

Instructions

  • First keep the things ready: A baking sheet/ butter paper, greased cookie cutters of your choice for stamping.
  • Measure sugar and take it in a ladle. Start heating over low flame.
  • Hold the ladle higher from the flame to avoid sugar changing color/ prevent sugar burn.
  • Once it starts melting in the sides, start stirring. There will be small lumps initially.
  • So stir well to melt it.
  • At one stage there will not be any sugar granule, everything melts and becomes clear syrup.
  • Do not let the color change (though below it looks caramelized) For best results, take care just to melt the sugar in lowest heat.
  • Switch off the flame. Now add baking soda (cooking soda/ sodium bi carbonate) and mix it to the sugar.
  • Beat well to get a foamy mixture. It should have micro bubbles not too large bubbles. so beat until then briskly.
  • Pour into the baking sheet quickly. It's okay if you cant pour all the mixture. Some may left over in the ladle, but don't try pouring until the last drop.
  • Insert the candy stick (I used wooden skewers). Leave it for 10 seconds or so to cool a bit.
  • Use a greased plate or something flat to press down very gently. If you do it hard it may stick. Just quickly for 3-4 seconds and take it out. Do not repeat otherwise it will stick.
  • Use a well greased cookie cutter of your choice shape and press in the middle half way through to stamp the shape. Same as above have to be very gentle and do only once.
  • It will cool down quickly and you can take it off effortlessly. Say under 1 minute.
  • Enjoy immediately!

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Notes

  • You can make candy with 1 tablespoon or 2 tablespoon or even ½ tbsp. Just watch the cooking soda amount.
  • Do not do in high heat and change the color of sugar while melting. It turns too dark faster and may taste bitter.
  • Wash the ladle each time by immersing it in a bowl of hot water. Do not attempt to scrub. Just immerse it, and it will dissolve effortlessly. The time you do the setting/ stamping of the candy is enough for this.
  • I used wooden skewers, you can use any wooden candy stick or popsicle stick too.