Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet M&M's | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

  • Am 11 Sep 2019 veröffentlicht
  • Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make gourmet M&M's. M&M's are available in just about every color known to man, but there is one color that is objectively the best: green. Scientists have puzzled over this curiosity since the inception of M&M's in 1941. MIT Professor of Cognitive Sciences Dr. Bertrand Mathers has dedicated the entirety of his postdoctoral studies to this conundrum, labeling it the Green M&M Dilemma. With the dedicated assistance of researcher Loretta Marshall, Mathers has finally unveiled his ultimate theory on the subject. “After more than fifty years of sleepless nights, proposed and rejected ideas and quite a few cavities,” Dr. Mathers read from a lectern at an August 15, 2019 press conference, “My life’s work has finally reached its culmination. I have found the solution to the Green M&M Dilemma.” Dr. Mathers, never one to skimp on dramatics, spun around to face a chalkboard covered by a red velvet curtain. Pulling it aside, he revealed his grand solution: ‘The color green is the best color, so therefore green M&M’s are the best M&M’s.’ A stunned silence in the crowd was quickly following by a standing ovation lasting over five minutes. Finally, as the applause died down, Dr. Mathers, red-cheeked and clutching a bottle of celebratory champagne, added: “And now we begin our studies into why blue M&M’s are definitely the next best M&M’s!”
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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit  Vor 4 Monate +2323

    Get an iconic Claire shirt here:

    • Emma s w
      Emma s w Vor 15 Tage

      crosscreations_de it’s just you

    • Infovest
      Infovest Vor Monat +1

      LMAO!! $30 for a lame tshirt that costs 50 cents in china/vietnam. SMH.

    • Anna Marcum
      Anna Marcum Vor 2 Monate

      York peppermint patties!!

    • Anna Marcum
      Anna Marcum Vor 2 Monate


    • Siana Day Dreams
      Siana Day Dreams Vor 3 Monate

      Please make Werther’s Original

  • BEAR quayn
    BEAR quayn Vor Stunde

    the BA test kitchen: peanut m&ms are the best!
    me: *sighs in allergic*

  • Abeille Magique Dans Coquelicot

    Are they better in America or what? I mean they are great but Ive never been like "that's incredible"

  • Angel Otero
    Angel Otero Vor 16 Stunden

    why didn't she mix the food coloring with the white before spraying?

  • mark burress
    mark burress Vor 18 Stunden

    Dark chocolate and English toffee😍

  • Creative Studio
    Creative Studio Vor 23 Stunden

    7:49 15 m&m's hmmm Claire what an ODD number

  • Maggie Millan
    Maggie Millan Vor Tag

    Probs a bit late to the party, why not repurpose a like bingo ball spinner thing? Like leave the sides open and maybe close off tye center area if that makes any sense 😁 Anywho love watchin ya try and recreate things

  • Dafina Krasniqi
    Dafina Krasniqi Vor Tag

    Next time you could use a needle and dry and cote them in the needle and stick tin something like styrofoam to dry than apply the next layer and then dry again

  • Matt Wix
    Matt Wix Vor Tag

    30 minutes in and as an Englishman i'm thinking "Claire's made some cracking gourmet Mini Eggs there"

  • Samson5erb Rocks
    Samson5erb Rocks Vor 2 Tage

    You didn't try the white chocolate m&m's

  • Mull Miller
    Mull Miller Vor 4 Tage +1

    Is the dumb that i like her laugh.
    And her eyes.
    And smile.

  • Cami Cri
    Cami Cri Vor 4 Tage

    You have a lot of patients! I would just be happy with chocolate covered peanuts and the heck with the rest.

  • Aurora
    Aurora Vor 5 Tage

    I don’t see any peanut butter M&Ms on that table...

  • Arthur Fadorsen
    Arthur Fadorsen Vor 5 Tage

    I am addicted to these videos and Brad's 1 gear mode of BWAAAA

    • Arthur Fadorsen
      Arthur Fadorsen Vor 5 Tage

      Also, the taffy episodes are the BANE of Claire's life.

  • Preston
    Preston Vor 5 Tage

    I love these but if you're not going to every make something that's worth trying or even possible to try for normal people why bother making a recipe at the end?

  • Eric Bollman
    Eric Bollman Vor 5 Tage

    Who could not fall in love with this woman?!

  • Emily Buck
    Emily Buck Vor 5 Tage

    As a metallurgy/welding technology student, Claire, I appreciate how difficult tempering is. Tempering metals is incredibly difficllult, I can only imagine how difficult everything is when dealing with food, and chocolate.


    Why in the F**k don't you have peanut butter? Hello McFly!!!!

  • Levi Hixon
    Levi Hixon Vor 6 Tage

    If she would have done the same thing with chocolate that she did with the crust just multiple times it might have been shiny

  • Jake
    Jake Vor 6 Tage

    I loved the description of the soapy coconut m&m. Never heard of them, probably why

  • Son EternalKing
    Son EternalKing Vor 7 Tage

    If you measure equal portions and roll it between palms why would you need molds, in the molds the larger peanuts would get less coating and vice versa.

  • Son EternalKing
    Son EternalKing Vor 7 Tage

    Take a tiny piece of pulled white hard candy softened in the micro wave or water bath and flatten it and cover the chocolate and roll it between greased palms.

  • Rotom Black
    Rotom Black Vor 7 Tage

    Claire needs a rock tumbler for candy XD

  • Jordon Brewer
    Jordon Brewer Vor 7 Tage

    You should learn how to properly airbrush. Most of your problems with inconsistency could be fixed if you did passes with the brush instead of just spot hitting it. Like you're really painting with a real brush but just push the button/squeeze the trigger when you want paint to come out.

  • Sir Cakington
    Sir Cakington Vor 8 Tage

    Freeze the peanuts, put them in molten chocolate and fish them out after 10 seconds, boom chocolate layer.

  • Emily
    Emily Vor 8 Tage

    i dislike m&m’s

  • Elisa Ayala
    Elisa Ayala Vor 9 Tage

    Next time she could have used a nail art stamp. It allows you to stamp the letter on the M&M.

  • NatiTheRandomizer
    NatiTheRandomizer Vor 9 Tage

    At 6:22 her jaw dropped HARD

  • thereggub
    thereggub Vor 10 Tage

    Tempering chocolate has given Claire a temper

  • Erica Babbitt
    Erica Babbitt Vor 11 Tage

    And in this episode Brad falls victim to peer pressure! Watch to find out what happens! 🤣🤣🤣

  • Jim Lahey
    Jim Lahey Vor 11 Tage

    God Claire is so pretty I need to find me a girl with poliosis

  • David Robie
    David Robie Vor 11 Tage +1

    Tell Brad that he's so lucky to have found you!

  • Rolo Yolo
    Rolo Yolo Vor 13 Tage

    She sounds like hudabeauty

  • Trey Hill
    Trey Hill Vor 14 Tage

    Do gold fish

  • Izza Lapalice
    Izza Lapalice Vor 14 Tage

    This episode gave me so much anxiety

  • TheM00ndawg
    TheM00ndawg Vor 14 Tage

    Rohda strong like superman.

  • Cormac Mc Coy
    Cormac Mc Coy Vor 14 Tage

    31:05 love the concentration face :D
    But I still think European m&ms are just so much better than american ones .... sorry guys you have to try it

  • Emily Schneider
    Emily Schneider Vor 15 Tage

    why did nobody bring up the m&m slogan of melts in your mouth not in your hand

  • My Guiltly Confection
    My Guiltly Confection Vor 15 Tage

    When coating with color, try mixing the white and color so it’s an opaque color instead of a see through color, covering some of the blemishes instead of the layering the two colors.

  • doubleb
    doubleb Vor 15 Tage

    Claire is genuinely funny

  • Aelyn Balderas
    Aelyn Balderas Vor 15 Tage

    31:07 woah she was _concentrated_ hahahaha

  • Sharm Haran
    Sharm Haran Vor 16 Tage

    My trypophobia was not ready for those moulds with peanuts in them 😖 But I love Claire & the gourmet makes ♥️

  • Jhube
    Jhube Vor 17 Tage

    Claire! stop beating yourself up!!!

    Gaby waving then pretending to take away the whole bag of M&Ms with her


  • Myra Zahari
    Myra Zahari Vor 19 Tage

    rhoda, our saviour

  • C C
    C C Vor 19 Tage

    Get a rock tumbler

  • jay m
    jay m Vor 20 Tage

    I think after sugar-rolling in the salad-mixer you could have dissolved some of the layers with steam or lukewarm water, just enough melting action to smooth out that sugar, no use of chemicals either, could be done in batches, too.

  • bougie goth
    bougie goth Vor 20 Tage

    my favorite part of these videos is her scientifically analyzing the food 💀

  • Zemain
    Zemain Vor 20 Tage

    I hate peanut m&ms but i like the chocolate ones

  • Christopher Tate
    Christopher Tate Vor 20 Tage

    Better than peanut M&Ms? ALMOND M&Ms.

  • Glo Jahmaia
    Glo Jahmaia Vor 20 Tage +1

    y didnt she just use pastillage like she did for skittles

  • Sarah Swanson
    Sarah Swanson Vor 21 Tag

    peanut BUTTER m and ms are the best

  • Andrew Dobosz
    Andrew Dobosz Vor 22 Tage +1

    Could prolly make a candy coating drum fairly simply with a drill and a bowl or pot.

  • TheKyleEL
    TheKyleEL Vor 22 Tage

    I know Claire is probably going to hate me for suggesting another chocolate challenge, but I feel like Terry’s chocolate orange could be a cool candy to tackle. What with the way it smacks n breaks apart.

  • Charlotte Robertson
    Charlotte Robertson Vor 22 Tage +3

    *peanut mnm’s*
    Them: the ultimate mnm
    Me: goes into anaphylactic shock

    • F3rzz
      F3rzz Vor 21 Tag

      Charlotte Robertson 🤯😭

  • arren regrets nothing
    arren regrets nothing Vor 23 Tage +1

    are we not gonna talk about how brad chose the rolling pin he gifted to claire?? 😭

    • F3rzz
      F3rzz Vor 21 Tag

      Acompáñenme a ver esta triste historia 😭

    • F3rzz
      F3rzz Vor 21 Tag

      And then she says “I thought they were all the same”

  • harpy
    harpy Vor 23 Tage

    I actually really like the "fossilized" look. That super florescent, unnaturally bright even coating is something you'll likely only get in a factory, she did what she could I think.
    She also used higher quality ingredients and they're handmade, so they *are* gourmet-ed. This episode in particular seems rife with criticisms and I don't personally arlgree with most.
    Some episodes lend themselves better to truly gourmeting. Others can only go so far in improvement and so she gets stuck on replication. This was the latter

  • Masha Kalinkina
    Masha Kalinkina Vor 24 Tage +2

    This is how you make gourmet m&ms: don’t.
    Also, i hope this didnt ruin m&ms for her! Im so surprised This one was difficult, there is Definitely an easier way.

  • annyeong haseyo
    annyeong haseyo Vor 24 Tage

    34:10 I had those when I was little. Man, this video brings so much memories.

  • Callums Cowlick
    Callums Cowlick Vor 24 Tage

    couldn’t she have just coated the peanut in tempered chocolate so it wouldn’t melt and then dunked it in red dyed sugar?

  • aquaticko
    aquaticko Vor 25 Tage

    Erm...peanut...BUTTER? M&Ms? Anybody? Nobody??