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Overhead view of dalgona candy with a star in the middle alongside other shapes like triangles and circles.

Dalgona Candy

Light, airy, and brittle, you'll want to eat the two Dalgona Candy at once! Take the change and see if you can break the shape out of the candy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Korean
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 46kcal


  • Metal ladle or very small pot/pan
  • Wooden chopstick or large skewer
  • Flat metal measuring cup
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie cutters


  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch baking soda


  • Lightly oil the bottom of a measuring cup and lay a sheet or parchment paper on your counter.
  • Add two tablespoons of sugar to a metal ladle then place directly over medium heat and while stirring constantly with a wooden chopstick until the sugar is melted and a light amber color.
  • Remove from heat then add a pinch of baking soda and mix in vigorously, stirring until incorporated.
  • Pour the mixture onto parchment paper in two equal circles then use the prepared measuring cup to press into a thin even layer a bit less than 1/4 inch. Let the measuring cup rest there for about 8 seconds then remove and press a shape in with your cookie cutter. Repeat for the remaining portion of candy.



  • If you’re having trouble pressing down the candy, let the mixture cool off for 10 to 15 seconds before pressing.
  • If your candy sticks to your measuring cup even with the oil, layer a piece of parchment in-between before pressing down.
  • If you are making multiple, cleanup is much easier if you have a bowl of very hot water ready to plunge your ladle into afterward.
  • Do not sure the flame up too high. As the sugar starts melting, it will burn very quickly, especially on high heat. So, keep it at medium heat and a close eye on it.
  • If you don’t let the dalgona candy rest for a couple of seconds before pressing the cookie cutter in, it will get stuck.
  • Press a lollipop stick to the candy to turn it into a grab-and-go dessert.


Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg