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   5 days back

    Get an iconic Claire shirt here:

    • one day at a time
      one day at a time  2 hours back

      Just a little thought: carve out the letter M on a piece of paper and airbrush over the M&M to create the perfect M on the outside.

      And to smooth out the surface with a shiny look, maybe some edible wax would work. Not sure if the coloring is gonna stick...

    • Mason308y
      Mason308y  17 hours back

      Bon Appétit when your allergic to peanuts and is watching thsi video

    • Kayla Styles
      Kayla Styles  22 hours back

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

    • ۵ Just Mæ ۵
      ۵ Just Mæ ۵  23 hours back

      Make gourmet smarties

    • Jwillis Plays
      Jwillis Plays  1 days 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"

  • Georges IJff
    Georges IJff  30 minutes back

    Do Kinder chocolade!

    • Geo Bertheau
      Geo Bertheau  34 minutes back

      @bonapetit. Should try again with an amateur rock tumbler for the coating. Smooth and even coating would probably be achievable!

      • Zinnia Lorant-Pryor
        Zinnia Lorant-Pryor  39 minutes back

        *about a quarter of the way into the video*
        Claire :"if this has worked I think it might have then I am already done how easy"
        *me seeing how much time there is left*
        Me: "oh honey noooo"

      • QuTeePye1999
        QuTeePye1999  47 minutes back

        Homemade Coca-Cola!

      • ifyouknow youknow
        ifyouknow youknow  1 hours back

        nah im good , but thanx lol

        • E P
          E P  1 hours back


          • DJbirfday
            DJbirfday  1 hours back

            “What is that, 4 karat?”

            Nope, it’s one peanut! Haw haw haw

            • Cleeter McSkeeter
              Cleeter McSkeeter  2 hours back

              yeah claire I'm still here waiting to clap those cheeks

              • Keralea K
                Keralea K  2 hours back

                I really hope this company gives bonuses based on their video views. I am not sure Claire is aware just how much money she could make per episode and it really annoys me.

                • Bear hunter
                  Bear hunter  2 hours back

                  This girls so pretty. 😁

                  • Midnight
                    Midnight  3 hours back

                    I feel like this video is gonna be the Best case for “just cause you can, doesn’t mean you should.”

                    But this was written at the beginning, I’ll edit this comment with my feelings after the fact.

                    • Mary Grace Moleta
                      Mary Grace Moleta  3 hours back

                      the dye could have been added on the royal icing dip for more even color and smoother finish

                      • ArielRenee21
                        ArielRenee21  3 hours back

                        Caramel m&m’s are my fave 😍😍

                        • Caroline Puckett
                          Caroline Puckett  3 hours back

                          Claire eats m and ms the way I do

                          • David Powers
                            David Powers  3 hours back

                            They should've grabbed a few 200mm case fans.

                            • lyin4rmu
                              lyin4rmu  3 hours back

                              so essentially what you're saying is, step one to making peanut m&ms is to buy peanut m&ms.

                              • Scott Neth
                                Scott Neth  3 hours back

                                I would use a harbor freight rock tumbler...

                                • Erin Phillips
                                  Erin Phillips  3 hours back

                                  peanut butter m&m's are the supreme m and m's!

                                  • Pierson DeLaPaz
                                    Pierson DeLaPaz  3 hours back

                                    Gourmet makes: Keebler sugar wafers??

                                    • Wetzel Baby
                                      Wetzel Baby  3 hours back

                                      I’ve been waiting for you to do my favorite candy!! Mnm’s

                                      • decadence18
                                        decadence18  4 hours back

                                        i want to take Cliare out for a prim and proper night out she seems solid on the inside

                                        • Imablank
                                          Imablank  4 hours back

                                          Next try gourmet dots

                                          • A K
                                            A K  4 hours back

                                            This show should be called How to make home made stuff not gourmet. Pretentious.

                                            • Jaruwat Normrubporn
                                              Jaruwat Normrubporn  4 hours back

                                              she cares too much about the look

                                              • Invisible Stilettos
                                                Invisible Stilettos  4 hours back

                                                you could've used a metal strainer and agitated the sugar coated M&Ms to maybe smooth them out? and as for the shiny part, i think they use some kind of oil to make the M&Ms smooth and not melt in your hand, just my two cents ^_^ great job claire!

                                                • Hilary Richardson
                                                  Hilary Richardson  4 hours back

                                                  *screaming at the screen* COLOR THE ROYAL ICING

                                                  I don’t even know what I’m talking about, I just want to save Claire from misery

                                                  • David Powers
                                                    David Powers  4 hours back

                                                    I'm at 3:52 and I very much want them to take the line "they want me to say "this is going to be easy" so they can take it for later," and shorten it to "this is going to be easy" just for the laugh. Don't spoil it for me.

                                                    • andyouwereacrow
                                                      andyouwereacrow  4 hours back

                                                      How to make gourmet M&Ms: don't. Go to the store and buy them because some things aren't worth losing your sanity for

                                                      • Stefano Gomez
                                                        Stefano Gomez  4 hours back

                                                        On April Fools Claire should remake something that failed, but there’s a twist... Make it taste off & have some accomplice tell the tasters it tastes spot on just so they’ll be confused

                                                        • bierbrauer11
                                                          bierbrauer11  4 hours back

                                                          Peanut M&M’s, like Snickers, are absolutely divine when you are fortunate enough to get one uber-fresh. Even when they are not so fresh, they are the best M&M

                                                          • Andres Brindis
                                                            Andres Brindis  4 hours back

                                                            Amazing video. Love u from Mexico.

                                                            • theZairAragon
                                                              theZairAragon  4 hours back

                                                              What about adding the food coloring to the royal icing before coating the chocolate covered nuts for a more even color? Idk lol

                                                              • Tori Tickel
                                                                Tori Tickel  4 hours back

                                                                I worked in an M&M Mars factory for several months and lemme tell you.

                                                                This video is a Ride when you Know how m&ms are made

                                                                • Kelley Hughes
                                                                  Kelley Hughes  4 hours back

                                                                  Gaff tape for the win.

                                                                  • andyouwereacrow
                                                                    andyouwereacrow  4 hours back

                                                                    For a moment I forgot this is in the US so temperatures are in fahrenheit and I screamed at Claire not to put her hands in boiling water...

                                                                    • Claudia Jeanne
                                                                      Claudia Jeanne  4 hours back

                                                                      claire pls make the legendary Rabbit Milk Candy, the wrapper included

                                                                      • Xtina Stan
                                                                        Xtina Stan  4 hours back

                                                                        Wow is it me or Claire is like completely over these videos?

                                                                        • Terezi Pyrope
                                                                          Terezi Pyrope  4 hours back

                                                                          i gotta be real, the pretzel mnm is far superior to the peanut

                                                                          • Stefano Gomez
                                                                            Stefano Gomez  4 hours back


                                                                            • Arden Haynes
                                                                              Arden Haynes  5 hours back

                                                                              Should have put a C on it instead of an M

                                                                              • Roger Adams
                                                                                Roger Adams  5 hours back

                                                                                Loves peanut butter m&ms? I think I found my soul mate.

                                                                                • Stefan Lopuszanski
                                                                                  Stefan Lopuszanski  5 hours back

                                                                                  28:58 : It is funny how they show the "gourmet" and "original" as if people couldn't immediately tell... lol.

                                                                                  • Marilyn Darling
                                                                                    Marilyn Darling  5 hours back

                                                                                    wilton buttons in a microwave 30 seconds stir 20 seconds stir 10 seconds stir then 10 seconds stir poor clair tortured by tempered chocolate

                                                                                    • Rudy Edwards
                                                                                      Rudy Edwards  5 hours back

                                                                                      this seems like a failure by Claire, which i don't mind.. but i do mind spinning it as if it was a success.

                                                                                      it doesn't seem like it was either a better product than commercial M&Ms, nor an accurate replication.

                                                                                      • Emma Livesley-James
                                                                                        Emma Livesley-James  5 hours back

                                                                                        Is anyone else just so freakin' overwhelmed when she gets to the end and she lists everything she did ??

                                                                                        • Madison
                                                                                          Madison  5 hours back

                                                                                          This might sound basic but I would LOVE if Claire attempted a Crunch bar, my absolute favourite.

                                                                                          • Generic Username
                                                                                            Generic Username  6 hours back

                                                                                            Did you think of buffing the candy coating with wax then applying the color? Idk if it would stick but the wax would give a super even surface for the color to be sprayed onto.