Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Almond Joys | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

  • Published on May 9, 2019
  • Grated coconut may not be everybody's cup of tea, but there is no denying that this candy is an absolute classic. In this episode, Claire Saffitz attempts to make a gourmet version of Almond Joys, that almond, coconut and chocolate Halloween staple.
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  • Jordie Madison
    Jordie Madison 5 hours ago

    Bake the coconut for a couple of minutes, it makes the shell crack!

  • Liliana Gonzalez
    Liliana Gonzalez 9 hours ago

    Claire (look wise) reminds me of Marvel’s Rouge

  • Katelyn Sturdivant
    Katelyn Sturdivant 9 hours ago

    10:25. I'm dead. 😂

  • * Michelle *
    * Michelle * 14 hours ago

    Just found this and am addicted...I am in love with the name Claire late sisters name and my granddaughters middle name.. but seriously I think you are awesome!

  • Lynn Wilson
    Lynn Wilson 16 hours ago

    30:38 - "The Old Tappa Tappa"
    I love the reference to Chef John. LOL

  • Enaya Hashmi
    Enaya Hashmi 19 hours ago

    Who else ships Claire and brad like if you do

  • Samantha Jones
    Samantha Jones 21 hour ago

    What I got from this video. It's not a Pastry Chef attempts video if Claire doesn't go through depression because of tempering chocolate, and brad isn't in the video

  • Ellie The Seahorse
    Ellie The Seahorse Day ago +2

    I think it would look ABSOLUTELY PERFECT if it was dark chocolate but she did amazing

  • Yaseen Uddin
    Yaseen Uddin Day ago

    I could never have almond joys. I has allergies to almonds, pistachios or peanuts.

  • Brianna Ferguson

    What's up with the gray hair?

  • Sean Petrovic
    Sean Petrovic 2 days ago

    This show is the biggest Jew fest on youtube. Do these people hire outside of they’re race?

  • Anamaria Soler
    Anamaria Soler 2 days ago

    Watching this while eating an Almond Joy... inception lol

  • Emma Bromley
    Emma Bromley 3 days ago

    Am I the only person who’s never heard of almond joy?

  • Annalisa Tacchi
    Annalisa Tacchi 3 days ago +2

    Claire, can you please make a gourmet Toblerone bar?

  • FlamingGold
    FlamingGold 3 days ago +1

    23:31 “So much bloommm” I love Chris😂

  • Stacey Lee Weeaks-Hernandez

    The chocolate that Claire is using isn't full of stabilizers.

  • Bel Was taken
    Bel Was taken 3 days ago

    Can someone help me out? Do they buy all these chocolate just for that shot? Does everyone in the kitchen then have to eat a whole bunch of almond joys? What happens with it all? Why so much?

  • Grumpy Pentagon
    Grumpy Pentagon 3 days ago

    If the problem is fat migration, using milk chocolate with a higher fat content would help. The chocolate she was using looked way too dark.

  • Okwaho
    Okwaho 3 days ago

    I very much enjoy Claires videos. Just the right amount of enthusiasm and sass.

  • Chaotic Fyre
    Chaotic Fyre 4 days ago

    Lol oatmeal Creme pies

  • Ericka Wadleigh
    Ericka Wadleigh 4 days ago

    I work at a chocolate shop and I get sick joy from watching claire make confections i’m sorry 😭😭

  • Emilie Freltoft
    Emilie Freltoft 4 days ago

    A suggestion! Will you make Werthers original, cream candies. Those delicious hard caramels that grandmas always have. Love the show and all the hard work you do

  • opsimathics
    opsimathics 5 days ago

    classic pastry chef techniques
    with vacuum sealed plastic bags

  • Lily Fields
    Lily Fields 5 days ago

    I’ve never had an almond joy

  • G MinK
    G MinK 5 days ago

    I wonder if cooling the bars before covering with chocolate would keep them from developing the wavy texture.

  • Rai
    Rai 5 days ago

    My favorite 😍😍

    LILLI KENYON 5 days ago

    make marvellous creations by Cadbury please xox

  • Le money
    Le money 5 days ago

    How come I never noticed that Claire's a leftie 🤔 :0

  • Megan A Megan A
    Megan A Megan A 5 days ago

    I like that she didn’t complain as much in this one. I’ve noticed Claire spends a lot of time complaining in these. Which feels ungrateful of her when a ton of people would probably love to do her job and wouldn’t complain as much as she does

  • OneJumpFromEden
    OneJumpFromEden 5 days ago

    Gotta redo this one and invite Ann Reardon to help with the chocolate

  • Oscar Escobar
    Oscar Escobar 5 days ago

    YoU hAve To TeMpEr ThE cHoCoLate!!!!

  • elizah 753
    elizah 753 6 days ago

    I love Chris

  • Mariam 2.0
    Mariam 2.0 6 days ago

    The editor of these videos really needs a raise

  • Holland Marsh
    Holland Marsh 6 days ago +2

    Claire and brad need to get married

  • Maria Paula Acosta
    Maria Paula Acosta 6 days ago

    I wish I could taste Claire's gourmet almond joy...

  • Lizzie McGuire
    Lizzie McGuire 6 days ago

    Make snickers please!!!!!!

  • Doin Work
    Doin Work 6 days ago +1

    The Old Tappa Tappa! A Chef John(FoodWishes) classic line.

  • Rebecca Ulmer
    Rebecca Ulmer 7 days ago

    Lol “it truly is a JOY” 😂

  • FaZe.Buhthare
    FaZe.Buhthare 7 days ago

    Who ever your editor is i love you.

  • heartfang21
    heartfang21 7 days ago

    find yourself a woman that talks about you to others the way Claire talks about Chris

  • Momentary lapse of judgement

    this was one of those candies you always left until the end during Halloween..

  • meganxyxx
    meganxyxx 7 days ago


  • Dreama Wright
    Dreama Wright 7 days ago

    It's strange to see this video since I work where these things are made. For all I know, I was there when they were made, since they are only made in one place in the world.

  • CKOD
    CKOD 7 days ago

    "I noticed the depressions" Claire:'Oh.. you meant in the candy, yeah.'

  • Arjun B
    Arjun B 8 days ago

    "I noticed the depressions"
    Carla basically subtweeting the entirety of Gourmet Makes lmao

  • Jesús Trejo
    Jesús Trejo 8 days ago

    The best way to enjoy an almond joy is to throw it in the trash, as they are garbage, along with mounds

  • Emmi Beeston
    Emmi Beeston 8 days ago

    i love brad

  • Knew Beginnings
    Knew Beginnings 8 days ago

    Brad's hot lol

  • Donna Kelly
    Donna Kelly 8 days ago

    Aussies know the Summer Roll is vastly superior to an Almond Joy. Claire should try make a Summer Roll! She'd nail it - she's great with sugar work. I can't wait til she does international snacks! Love your videos, Claire

  • max Shepard
    max Shepard 9 days ago

    Clair and Brad get married!(Earth C138)

  • Star
    Star 9 days ago

    19:07 brad and the bird FaceTime call

  • Justin Sigel
    Justin Sigel 9 days ago

    double toasted... 2 almonds that are toasted lol

  • ruquik
    ruquik 9 days ago +1

    It must be noted that Chris refers to a hammer by its correct name "Engineers Hammer" and not just mini-sledge hammer. Ask anyone in a shop environment and they will incorrectly name it 95% of the time.

  • Cocktimus Prime
    Cocktimus Prime 9 days ago


  • Anthony Herrera
    Anthony Herrera 9 days ago

    I wanna try her gourmet food

  • litapd311
    litapd311 9 days ago +13

    "Chris, now is not a good time"
    "F*ck chocolate man"
    Chris always knows what to say!

  • Edgar Torres
    Edgar Torres 10 days ago

    Love how it feels more like a chemistry class

  • Rory
    Rory 10 days ago

    so can somebody explain the point of her recreating these candies? I do love some almond joys.

    JSHEN 10 days ago

    28:24 made me laugh so hard! Claire’s just holding a HUGE knife at Chris with a tiny piece of chocolate and saying I’ve been saving this half for you. I’m dead😂

  • civilizeddiva
    civilizeddiva 10 days ago

    Collaboration is key here. It would be in Claire's best interest [sanity] to collaborate with a professional candy maker / chef. Her colleagues do not have the subject matter expertise needed to effectively advise her on the details of this project.
    2020 Professional Development day at BA; chocolatier presentation on working with chocolate in multiple applications 😬

  • civilizeddiva
    civilizeddiva 10 days ago

    Every woman needs a "work husband". Claire has two!😁

  • shehzad saifullah
    shehzad saifullah 11 days ago

    im just here to see claire bcuz i love her! :D

  • A L
    A L 11 days ago

    how do you become a pastry chef without knowing how to temper chocolate lol??????????

  • Hans Grueber
    Hans Grueber 11 days ago

    Who was the pimp for clown hookers in the orange sunglasses?

  • LITTLE_ME_XD 0111
    LITTLE_ME_XD 0111 12 days ago

    Something always happens on day 3

  • Mitch Harris
    Mitch Harris 13 days ago

    Hey Claire, do pop-tarts.

  • Tina Modotti
    Tina Modotti 13 days ago

    Claire is the adult version of Lindsay Weir from Freaks and Geeks

  • J ateabug
    J ateabug 15 days ago +2

    I love Almond Joy. That being said, they could be immensely improved by using a dark chocolate and sprinkling some sea salt on the chocolate before it hardens.

  • Blu Peppers
    Blu Peppers 15 days ago

    Don't you just hate those birds you always see at the pharmacy

  • #1fan of ONEREPUBLIC
    #1fan of ONEREPUBLIC 16 days ago +1

    Watching this is truly a Joy

  • nowjustanother
    nowjustanother 16 days ago

    Who the f--- created a kitchen appliance that requires an app to make it work?

  • ADA
    ADA 17 days ago

    Ayy, tempered chocolate

  • Ross Eaton
    Ross Eaton 17 days ago

    I’ve watched all the gourmet makes over 3X. I’m not addicted... I’m committed

  • fruitlooprainbow
    fruitlooprainbow 17 days ago

    so she looks up peter paul but she doesn't even have interest in why the nuts get double toasted even though that might a key part........