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   1 months back

    Get an iconic Claire shirt here:

  • Allurade
    Allurade  13 hours back

    "Send the chocolate through tempering" DUN DUN DUUUUN

    • Nadja
      Nadja  14 hours back

      4:51 “what is that, like four carrot?”
      “no, it’s one peanut”

      • Christy Taylor
        Christy Taylor  15 hours back

        Who hasn’t suggested NERDS yet??

        • Dragon Essence
          Dragon Essence  20 hours back

          sometimes, the professional look can only be achieved the way they do it... its definitely ok girl!

          • Quia K
            Quia K  1 days back

            I was just about to comment how she should’ve used royal icing and she said it

            • Reema Shah
              Reema Shah  1 days back

              Everyone needs a Rhoda Boone in their life

              • Joseph Collins
                Joseph Collins  1 days back

                Im pretty sure that if you want the peanut "suspended" its just adding successive thin layers of chocolate. It would explain the irregular shapes of the peanut m&ms.

                • Slim On The Inside
                  Slim On The Inside  1 days back

                  Why does the UK never have any of these versions other than peanut and not peanut!

                  • Les Fibres Fantastiques

                    But why didn't she just dipped the peanut in chocolate? Seem so obvious!

                    • Gianmarco Giuli
                      Gianmarco Giuli  2 days back

                      I would take a bullet for Claire

                      • Dude Guy
                        Dude Guy  2 days back

                        Hah! I had a thought you should temper chocolate, because of how much Claire loves tempering chocolate.

                        • Dude Guy
                          Dude Guy  2 days back

                          Peanut M&M's are the best.

                          • erin g
                            erin g  2 days back

                            gabby looks so cute with her lil space buns at 16:10

                            • Alyssa Cat
                              Alyssa Cat  2 days back

                              Can we just take a moment and appreciate whoever wrote the description??
                              A masterpiece!😂

                              • Liz
                                Liz  2 days back

                                Claire: I would just like to add, it’s a month old!
                                Chris: 😳... what?...
                                Clair: The m&m’s
                                Chris: Oh!😌

                                • Salma Diaa
                                  Salma Diaa  2 days back

                                  the amount of white stuff coating this is amazing

                                  • Faith Freas
                                    Faith Freas  2 days back

                                    Almond M&Ms!

                                    • ma rk
                                      ma rk  2 days back

                                      woah alex delany... 🥵

                                      • Live Free and DIY
                                        Live Free and DIY  3 days back

                                        I saw her putting the second half of that silicon mold on and I was like, "NOOOOOOO" ... I was surprised they were able to get them separated! Glad it worked out. ❤️

                                        • monkeyfury
                                          monkeyfury  3 days back

                                          I think I’m the only one who thinks m&ms aren’t that great

                                          • Emily Elliott
                                            Emily Elliott  3 days back

                                            Where has this channel been my whole life?

                                            • TennoHack
                                              TennoHack  3 days back

                                              0:16 Get the leaf blower!

                                              • Avery Collier
                                                Avery Collier  3 days back

                                                Gourmet Makes Eggo Waffles!!!

                                                • Mr Jammers
                                                  Mr Jammers  3 days back

                                                  Temper the chocolate

                                                  Me: OH FFS!

                                                  • Mira
                                                    Mira  3 days back

                                                    wouldn't it have been easier to put the food coloring in sugar coating/solution and use the salad spinner to coat the peanuts while it was spinning until they were dry?

                                                    • rainbow river
                                                      rainbow river  3 days back

                                                      Using sandpaper on the white layer would probably have fixed the texture problems they had

                                                      • LookingGlassAlice8
                                                        LookingGlassAlice8  3 days back

                                                        Rhoda is always so supportive and helpful and nice 😭😭 We love Rhoda.

                                                        • LookingGlassAlice8
                                                          LookingGlassAlice8  3 days back

                                                          I’m irrational offended that they didn’t try peanut butter m&ms

                                                          • ahottie1024
                                                            ahottie1024  3 days back

                                                            Video: first you temper chocolate
                                                            Claire: Iight ima head out 🏃

                                                            • Jim Beam
                                                              Jim Beam  3 days back

                                                              Remember the carnauba wax in the ingredients? I think that’s what has them so shiny! I’ve used it to wax wood and it’s really shiny...

                                                              • burymeinpink
                                                                burymeinpink  3 days back

                                                                "THIS IS A TOUGH ONE, EH? :)"
                                                                Thanks, Brad.

                                                                • 3RDi NoMaD
                                                                  3RDi NoMaD  3 days back

                                                                  God I love Claire 😍

                                                                  Edit: I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who like peanut M&Ms, it seems like everyone I know hates them.

                                                                  • Emma Torchia
                                                                    Emma Torchia  3 days back

                                                                    You should try coffee but m&ms

                                                                    • Wayne Smith
                                                                      Wayne Smith  3 days back

                                                                      Dark Chocolate peanut M and M's are superiorly better tasting than milk chocolate ones. But if the two chocolates were mixed with a little heavier on dark chocolate it may taste great as well.

                                                                      • David Lovell
                                                                        David Lovell  3 days back


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                                                                          David Lovell  3 days back


                                                                          • Amelia Towse
                                                                            Amelia Towse  4 days back

                                                                            Claire: Is 115 degrees too hot to put your hands in?

                                                                            Meanwhile my hometown would get up to 114 in the summertime. Oh how I laughed.

                                                                            • Sara Wolpe
                                                                              Sara Wolpe  4 days back

                                                                              she should make hello panda

                                                                              • thatsuspiciouswhalenut

                                                                                I wonder why she didn't use the skittle shell technique she employed before

                                                                                • Eric Franklin
                                                                                  Eric Franklin  4 days back

                                                                                  I am noticing a very obvious lack of peanut butter m&m’s, those ones have the crown currently in my book.

                                                                                  • jescollo
                                                                                    jescollo  4 days back

                                                                                    What about the candy corn mms? Those were so good

                                                                                    • PrincessKait1
                                                                                      PrincessKait1  4 days back

                                                                                      You didn't have peanut butter M&Ms because you knew they were the superior and would outshine all the other flavors.

                                                                                      • Rosanna Brett
                                                                                        Rosanna Brett  4 days back

                                                                                        I forget that they mean F not C when she said "is 115 too hot to put your hands in" like yes?!? But then I realised

                                                                                        • casey a
                                                                                          casey a  4 days back

                                                                                          13:36 kombucha girl

                                                                                          • deathjay123
                                                                                            deathjay123  4 days back

                                                                                            Trypophobia moment with those M&M moulds

                                                                                            • Selena
                                                                                              Selena  4 days back

                                                                                              Absolutely peanut all the way!

                                                                                              • Brian Arnold
                                                                                                Brian Arnold  4 days back

                                                                                                Who writes these video descriptions? Lol