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  7 days ago +1943

    Get an iconic Claire shirt here:

    • mik
      mik 17 hours ago

      please please please Gourmet Pirouette wafers!

    • Siddhi amin
      Siddhi amin 18 hours ago

      @sinny k yes

    • sinny k
      sinny k 20 hours ago

      @Siddhi amin i typed "diary milk chocolate" and the only thing that came up was Cadbury DAIRY milk chocolate. is that what you're talking about?

    • Siddhi amin
      Siddhi amin Day ago

      @sinny k diary milk chocolates are sweet milk chocolates, they taste amazing...check em out on google

  • Deep hug
    Deep hug 2 hours ago

    “So the visuals not 100% there big frickin deal” -me when I catfish you

  • LinkHyrule03
    LinkHyrule03 2 hours ago

    Gourmet Milano cookies?

  • Pauline
    Pauline 2 hours ago

    She could have used the shell from Skittles...or am I wrong?

    • Deep hug
      Deep hug 2 hours ago

      what was wrong with you.) Kudos!

  • randomKiMi
    randomKiMi 3 hours ago

    I thought it was going well in the first 10 minutes, she seemed okay and confident in her plan... then I check the time and see that this video is 40 MINUTES LONG??? Oh my goodness Claire good luck!

  • Allyson Martin
    Allyson Martin 3 hours ago

    It kind of kills me to actually know how M&Ms are generally made and to watch Claire try and figure it out. She needs a panner. It's a thing. So the innovation is....kind of there? It would be more interesting to see her know what she needs to make and then be like, cool, how do I do an at-home version of it?

  • ViolentOrchid
    ViolentOrchid 3 hours ago

    For the love of god, use vodka and powdered sugar.

    BIG DICK 3 hours ago


  • M Trujillo
    M Trujillo 3 hours ago


  • Mystie Qualman-shook
    Mystie Qualman-shook 4 hours ago

    Pastry chef tries to re create takis!!! Please!

  • Chibi Qilin
    Chibi Qilin 5 hours ago

    Best M&Ms are M&M minis. They have the best texture.

  • Amariah Ziemba
    Amariah Ziemba 5 hours ago

    Any one else eating peanut while they watch this?? (cuz no self control)

  • Binti Merveille
    Binti Merveille 5 hours ago

    Vidéo du spectacle

  • Brittany Fitzgibbon
    Brittany Fitzgibbon 5 hours ago

    You should try to make candy corn for Halloween!

  • King Of The Lycans
    King Of The Lycans 5 hours ago

    Pretzel M&M's > Peanut M&M's

  • Florinda Lucero
    Florinda Lucero 5 hours ago

    She's like a gourmet Wile E. Coyote.

  • rathmiron
    rathmiron 6 hours ago

    2:55 peanut m&m's are not the original?

  • Olivia Cathcart
    Olivia Cathcart 6 hours ago

    Would love to see Cadbury Creme Eggs next. Also Teddy Grahams, Junior Mints, Combos

  • Joe Shopper
    Joe Shopper 6 hours ago

    Claire!~ I would definitely put this on my fridge for display! I am so proud of you. (I would, however, remove them from the fridge when company comes over so they wouldn't ask what was wrong with you.)

  • Rose
    Rose 6 hours ago

    I stopped watching halfway and went to bed but I couldn’t sleep because I needed to know how she did it!!

  • Shawn McAteer
    Shawn McAteer 6 hours ago

    To not have peanut butter M&Ms even on the table, being far and wide the best M&M product of all, makes this completely null and void. As good as you did, not even acknowledging peanut butter is shenanigans.

  • Dylan Forest
    Dylan Forest 6 hours ago

    Should’ve put the royal icing in the salad spinner

  • SarahKaising
    SarahKaising 6 hours ago

    Is Brad's sub-title at BA "Mr. Fix-It"? :)

  • Alexander Proctor
    Alexander Proctor 7 hours ago

    Brad looks weird without a hat/beanie...don't do it

  • DubK Lanky
    DubK Lanky 7 hours ago

    Why does she look 30 and 60 and the same time?

  • Sabrina Romeo
    Sabrina Romeo 7 hours ago

    Make Ritz bits sandwiches cheese flavored!

  • Robin Esak
    Robin Esak 7 hours ago

    Instead of making a mold, for this, why not just dip the peanuts in chocolate? I don't know anything about candy making but it seems like that would be simpler.

  • habaceeba
    habaceeba 7 hours ago

    Almond M&Ms are the best

  • peacerose96/jennsatwood

    pretzel m&ms are UNDERRATED :(

  • Nicool Yo
    Nicool Yo 7 hours ago

    Please make chicken in a biscuit

  • Cassie Fraser
    Cassie Fraser 7 hours ago

    Gourmet Crunchie bars!!!!!

  • Zebra Party
    Zebra Party 8 hours ago

    My bs internet wont let me stalk the comment section. At least I can watch the... never mind as soon as the tasting final started my internet stopped 😭

  • Victoria Tran-Ly
    Victoria Tran-Ly 8 hours ago

    Can you please try to make gourmet After Eight thin mints?

  • Curly Girl
    Curly Girl 8 hours ago

    where did she go for a month?!😭

  • Aimee
    Aimee 8 hours ago

    Love this series, first thought, Claire's M&M is bound to be larger because her chocolate/peanut mold was made with the full M&M with the shell... no genius idea of how to make a mold without the shell 😂

  • Pankae
    Pankae 8 hours ago

    claire really just made a candy drum out of a salad spinner her mind and ability are too powerful

  • Azmi A
    Azmi A 8 hours ago +1

    Ugh, I hate the peanut m&m. I hate nuts in my chocolate! RIP to peanut allergists who love m&m and Claire

  • McKenzie Audet
    McKenzie Audet 8 hours ago

    Make wheat thins or triscuts

  • RayRayBrady
    RayRayBrady 9 hours ago

    She reminds me of Izzy from you, me, her.

  • David Ritch
    David Ritch 9 hours ago

    Rhoda is so nice!

  • Manko
    Manko 10 hours ago

    Can claire just buy a panning attachment for kitchenaid mixer? That's the only way to coat the nuts anyway

    • Jasmine
      Jasmine 8 hours ago

      Gourmet Sour Patch Kids!!

  • feh meh
    feh meh 10 hours ago

    I love that she did not dare try to improve upon coffee or jalapeno m&ms. She knows. Probably tried them off screen and bowed out. No peanut butter is slightly suspicious, but no coffee is damning.

  • Phillip Lake
    Phillip Lake 11 hours ago

    Yo idk of "Hot Pockets" are gourmet but you should totally make them

  • Dan Lead
    Dan Lead 12 hours ago +1

    Just had a bag of peanut m&m's while watching this :D

  • David Lindsay
    David Lindsay 12 hours ago

    It's about damn time

  • Velma Yamashita
    Velma Yamashita 12 hours ago

    I suggest you make a gourmet version of Ginbis Asparagus Biscuits. They make a variety of flavors like buttered toast and maple but the original is really tasty. :)

  • Gap P
    Gap P 13 hours ago

    Lol, it looks like its hard 😊 good job 😊 keep on going till u get perfect 😊

  • Lorenzo Navarro
    Lorenzo Navarro 15 hours ago

    Fruit Rollups next!

  • Gaya G
    Gaya G 15 hours ago

    Can this be endless ?!

    • Ptao Tom
      Ptao Tom 12 hours ago

      The people at your workplace are so..nice. Why doesn't anyone say how they really feel lol

  • Ivone Portillo
    Ivone Portillo 16 hours ago

    Should have tried some with colored royal icing!❤️

  • ณฐพร สุวรรณ

    I respect to her effort.

  • Ddawg M
    Ddawg M 17 hours ago

    I just saw someone with honeycomb M&Ms in Australia.

  • Petra Kirzner
    Petra Kirzner 18 hours ago

    What does she do with all the extra bags and stuff of candies after these vids? She buys so much

    • eva m
      eva m 10 hours ago

      They already said they eat it all

  • Tgodxvx
    Tgodxvx 18 hours ago


  • JP34759ex
    JP34759ex 19 hours ago

    26:26 when u nut

  • Danielle Miller
    Danielle Miller 19 hours ago

    Sounds like a knex Ferris wheel

  • Caitlyn Houchin
    Caitlyn Houchin 19 hours ago

    Gourmet Sour Patch Kids!!

  • billybareblu
    billybareblu 19 hours ago

    Peanut was definitely the way to go.

  • Kirk Wilson
    Kirk Wilson 19 hours ago

    What they use is a certain type of worm "poop" or sludge. It is this clear jelly like fluid that is emitted as the worm moves across a branch... Either way I love what you do.

  • Trisha Nguyen
    Trisha Nguyen 19 hours ago

    she always finds a way to make the end results 10x better than the original dish. amazing!