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

  • Published: 11 September 2019
  • 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   4 days back

    Get an iconic Claire shirt here:

    • Kayla Styles
      Kayla Styles  3 hours back

      can you please do kinder choco bons ??????

    • ۵ Just Mæ ۵
      ۵ Just Mæ ۵  4 hours back

      Make gourmet smarties

    • Jwillis Plays
      Jwillis Plays  13 hours back

      Can We Get Gabby to do some Episodes on more traditional Spanish/Argentinian Foods. WE all LOVE Gabby. Mabey even get her own show "Traditional Tastes"

    • Rick Beethe
      Rick Beethe  15 hours back

      Need a 2xlt or xlt size

    • Breanna Vo
      Breanna Vo  16 hours back

      Claire should make some Choco pies

  • Frank Fauceglia
    Frank Fauceglia  12 minutes back

    I just want an episode where she makes captain crunch

    • Gary Appenzeller
      Gary Appenzeller  27 minutes back

      a "gourmet" chef who doesn't tie her hair back and constantly strokes her hair during food preparation is not a gourmet chef

      • Diana Yang
        Diana Yang  35 minutes back

        is it possible to sand down parts of the m&m candy coating on the gourmet version to make it more smooth?

        • sefire chaves
          sefire chaves  42 minutes back

          *sees the video is 40 minutes long*
          Me: oh no Claire

          • batt3ryac1d
            batt3ryac1d  47 minutes back

            Maybe the royal icing in the spinner would've worked well.

            • Carolyn
              Carolyn  54 minutes back

              The cow says...moo

              • IISheireenII
                IISheireenII  1 hours back

                I would have put the coloring in the royal icing for less steps and an evener color distribution

                • RiotDemon
                  RiotDemon  1 hours back

                  Anyone else frustrated that she constantly touches her hair when she's making food that other people eat?

                  • ipiesings
                    ipiesings  2 hours back

                    She should have done a C

                    • ipiesings
                      ipiesings  2 hours back

                      I had an m&m add

                      • Kyle McCallum
                        Kyle McCallum  2 hours back

                        Mini M&Ms > regular M&Ms

                        • hkfunla
                          hkfunla  3 hours back

                          Peanut butter are my favorite!

                          • Kayla Styles
                            Kayla Styles  3 hours back

                            can you please do kinder choco bons ??????

                            • Diane Martinez
                              Diane Martinez  4 hours back

                              try Zebra Gum

                              • Jessica Nuguit
                                Jessica Nuguit  4 hours back

                                Please do welch’s fruit snacks

                                • Sage Danielle Ilagan
                                  Sage Danielle Ilagan  4 hours back

                                  Chris is so sweet 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

                                  • lama key
                                    lama key  4 hours back

                                    Try gourmet pringles nextt!!!

                                    • Adso
                                      Adso  4 hours back

                                      Petition to get Claire her candy drum

                                      • Lily Omar
                                        Lily Omar  4 hours back

                                        Claire is just freakin amazing

                                        • Ece Akçay
                                          Ece Akçay  5 hours back

                                          I bet Rhoda is an amazing best friend. She is extremely thoughtful and always there to support Claire.

                                          • Jimmy Rustles
                                            Jimmy Rustles  5 hours back

                                            Wait Claire just took a break for a whole month in between shooting the video?

                                            • Taylor Cockrell
                                              Taylor Cockrell  5 hours back

                                              I love these, but as time goes on it feels like she puts less and less effort into it /:

                                              • emily
                                                emily  5 hours back

                                                i love a long video but i know claire is going to hate it

                                                • Team Team Team
                                                  Team Team Team  5 hours back

                                                  I like how the first part of the "how to make gourmet peanut M&Ms" part is basically "BUY PEANUT M&MS"

                                                  • lauren
                                                    lauren  5 hours back

                                                    give claire things to do that she’ll actually enjoy!!!
                                                    put claire’s name in the title!!!
                                                    stop forcing claire to do things she doesn’t want to!!!

                                                    justice for claire!!!

                                                    • Jo Maximilian Lie Rønningen

                                                      12:35 These molds is really triggering my trypophobia

                                                      • flyingrhymes
                                                        flyingrhymes  6 hours back

                                                        Awesome video as usual and small idea for those who wanna recreate that. A dragée recipe seems really similar to this and maybe easier.

                                                        • Nathan Smith
                                                          Nathan Smith  6 hours back

                                                          Why not use the same pastillage coating method the skittles were done in? Idk about taste difference but the shell of a skittle seems similarish to the shell of an m&m.

                                                          • Mar Moonscale
                                                            Mar Moonscale  6 hours back

                                                            "It'll be fine"
                                                            *looks at video length*
                                                            oh god....

                                                            • D H
                                                              D H  6 hours back

                                                              I'm trying to figure out why the first sugar mixture (to coat the chocolate) wasn't cooked to a hard-crack stage, and applied super-thin. that would be shiny & pretty smooth. then mixing some white food color into each of the m&m colors, and mixing the resulting color mixture into more liquid hard crack candy coating to spray or dip or paint the final color on the m&m would have been a lot easier & more satisfying. but y'all never respond to comments here anyway, sadly, so I'll never know if you try it.

                                                              • Erdrick68
                                                                Erdrick68  6 hours back

                                                                Every time Claire tempers chocolate she inches a little bit closer to a nervous breakdown.

                                                                • James Lata
                                                                  James Lata  6 hours back

                                                                  You should try make string cheese

                                                                  • Tony Marselle
                                                                    Tony Marselle  7 hours back

                                                                    This was a fail. Sorry Claire. You’ll get the next one.

                                                                    • stdesy
                                                                      stdesy  7 hours back

                                                                      She should have drilled a hole in the side salad spinner and attached the airbrush head to the hole, this creating a fine mist inside the salad spinner. Then drill a set of holes in the bottom of the spinner and attach the computer fan, providing constant internal air flow. She could have nicely coated as many as she wanted with ease and a more even coat

                                                                      • Kevin Stump
                                                                        Kevin Stump  7 hours back

                                                                        You should collaborate with Hercules Candy

                                                                        • Autumn Berthold
                                                                          Autumn Berthold  7 hours back

                                                                          I have no idea what shellac is but after watching this I feel like it is very ominous

                                                                          • ava kathleen
                                                                            ava kathleen  7 hours back

                                                                            do gourmet hi-chews!!

                                                                            • Josue Whitham
                                                                              Josue Whitham  7 hours back

                                                                              BA should bring on a chocolatier for a special episode to teach Claire how to temper! I think she’s amazing; how awesome would it be to watch her overcome a weak point?!

                                                                              • LadyDetective07
                                                                                LadyDetective07  7 hours back

                                                                                Can you do Skittles next ?

                                                                                • Maria Rivera
                                                                                  Maria Rivera  7 hours back

                                                                                  8:03 lol I have that same Whole Foods bag

                                                                                  • Get yourself Together
                                                                                    Get yourself Together  7 hours back

                                                                                    I hate m&ms and I’m not fond of chocolate but here I am because I’m addicted to this channel and watch anything that they upload.

                                                                                    • Isbn12345
                                                                                      Isbn12345  8 hours back

                                                                                      Step 21
                                                                                      Doing this

                                                                                      • Katie
                                                                                        Katie  8 hours back

                                                                                        Peanut BUTTER m&ms are even better than the peanut! Didn't even mention them!😢😒

                                                                                        • Kolaris8472
                                                                                          Kolaris8472  8 hours back

                                                                                          Why not use the pastillage from gourmet skittles for the coating?

                                                                                          • Paige Price
                                                                                            Paige Price  8 hours back

                                                                                            12:17 trypophobia trigger!

                                                                                            • lunasstolte
                                                                                              lunasstolte  8 hours back

                                                                                              Do gourmet candy corn for October :)

                                                                                              • Ben Brighton
                                                                                                Ben Brighton  8 hours back

                                                                                                rock tumbler~~!