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

  • Published on Sep 11, 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  Month ago +2159

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  • Allurade
    Allurade 2 hours ago

    "Send the chocolate through tempering" DUN DUN DUUUUN

  • Nadja
    Nadja 2 hours ago +1

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

  • Christy Taylor
    Christy Taylor 3 hours ago

    Who hasn’t suggested NERDS yet??

  • Dragon Essence
    Dragon Essence 8 hours ago

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

  • Quia K
    Quia K 14 hours ago

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

  • Reema Shah
    Reema Shah 20 hours ago +1

    Everyone needs a Rhoda Boone in their life

  • Joseph Collins
    Joseph Collins 22 hours ago

    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

    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 Day ago

    I would take a bullet for Claire

  • Dude Guy
    Dude Guy Day ago

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

  • Dude Guy
    Dude Guy Day ago

    Peanut M&M's are the best.

  • erin g
    erin g Day ago

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

  • Alyssa Cat
    Alyssa Cat Day ago +2

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

  • Liz
    Liz Day ago

    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 Day ago

    the amount of white stuff coating this is amazing

  • Faith Freas
    Faith Freas Day ago

    Almond M&Ms!

  • ma rk
    ma rk Day ago

    woah alex delany... 🥵

  • Live Free and DIY
    Live Free and DIY 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • Emily Elliott
    Emily Elliott 2 days ago

    Where has this channel been my whole life?

  • TennoHack
    TennoHack 2 days ago

    0:16 Get the leaf blower!

  • Avery Collier
    Avery Collier 2 days ago

    Gourmet Makes Eggo Waffles!!!

  • Mr Jammers
    Mr Jammers 2 days ago

    Temper the chocolate
    Me: OH FFS!

  • Mira
    Mira 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • LookingGlassAlice8
    LookingGlassAlice8 2 days ago

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

  • LookingGlassAlice8
    LookingGlassAlice8 2 days ago

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

  • ahottie1024
    ahottie1024 2 days ago

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

  • Jim Beam
    Jim Beam 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    Thanks, Brad.

  • 3RDi NoMaD
    3RDi NoMaD 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    You should try coffee but m&ms

  • Wayne Smith
    Wayne Smith 2 days ago

    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 ago


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  • Amelia Towse
    Amelia Towse 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago +1

    she should make hello panda

  • thatsuspiciouswhalenut
    thatsuspiciouswhalenut 3 days ago +1

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

  • Eric Franklin
    Eric Franklin 3 days ago

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

  • jescollo
    jescollo 3 days ago

    What about the candy corn mms? Those were so good

  • PrincessKait1
    PrincessKait1 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    13:36 kombucha girl

  • deathjay123
    deathjay123 3 days ago

    Trypophobia moment with those M&M moulds

  • Selena
    Selena 3 days ago

    Absolutely peanut all the way!

  • Brian Arnold
    Brian Arnold 3 days ago

    Who writes these video descriptions? Lol

  • MusicGirl881
    MusicGirl881 3 days ago

    I think they selected candy that requires temper chocolate just to torture Claire

    SARAHTRYS!! 3 days ago

    What about the peanut butter M&Ms?????

  • Mac Angus
    Mac Angus 3 days ago

    I clicked off when you said you’d do peanut m&ms

  • dustyb58
    dustyb58 3 days ago

    9:54 the best halloween cookie?

  • Nathan Pouzou
    Nathan Pouzou 3 days ago

    Peanut butter are better than just peanuts

  • jenn deVine
    jenn deVine 4 days ago

    Brokers like this one has a thick chocolate and this one has a chocolate she was holding one

  • Skeleton Pilot
    Skeleton Pilot 4 days ago

    She’s the reason why this channel is alive

  • Richy Hicken
    Richy Hicken 4 days ago

    What about peanut butter M&Ms!!

  • Evin Drews
    Evin Drews 4 days ago +1

    Gaby is a national treasure

  • KkSsVv
    KkSsVv 4 days ago

    Claire's a mood

  • KkSsVv
    KkSsVv 4 days ago

    Why didn't she do what she did with the skittles?

  • Kaeden
    Kaeden 4 days ago +1

    Instead of an M, she should have put a *ba*