Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Sno Balls | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Nov 14, 2018
  • Sno Balls. Baby boomers will remember this post-World War II junk food favorite. Claire Saffitz returns to the Test Kitchen to try her hand at making gourmet Sno Balls.

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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit  4 months ago +46390

    Claire. Is. Back. Not prerecorded.

  • AmericaFyeah1776

    This is not what I thought a ‘snowball’ was.

  • Rachel Maria
    Rachel Maria 2 days ago

    I’m in love with brad

  • Reece Godinet
    Reece Godinet 3 days ago

    Coconut is a Drupe, Not a seed or a fruit. Just in case nobody has posted this yet

  • dbreardon
    dbreardon 3 days ago +3

    Just spent the entire afternoon watching Claire attempt to make stuff. Had an enjoyable time!

    YAYAYA 3 days ago

    I like dry cake

  • Banina Cat
    Banina Cat 3 days ago +1

    They look like those pink cakes from Icarly (that episode where Sam tries to take them over the border)

  • Aisha
    Aisha 4 days ago +2

    The marshmallow cloak is so cute when it comes off and you can put it back on like clothing lol 😂😭

  • Liana Sarmas
    Liana Sarmas 4 days ago +1

    please do gourmet tim tams

  • crazycatgirl18
    crazycatgirl18 5 days ago

    I don't even like sno balls why am I here

  • Bethany Williams
    Bethany Williams 6 days ago

    I use carboxymethylcellulose in the microbiology lab that I work in!

    • Bethany Williams
      Bethany Williams 6 days ago

      It is pretty much just cellulose, (the stuff that makes up plant cell walls)

  • Maria Antonia Silva
    Maria Antonia Silva 6 days ago

    brad reminds me of chris pratt

  • Suki Steele
    Suki Steele 6 days ago

    This is so incredibly satisfying

  • EdwardThimbleHands
    EdwardThimbleHands 7 days ago

    Umm, use coconut cream when making the filling or even as an additive in the coating to get the extra coconut flavor. I'm sure you could do coconut extract as well, but using cream to make the marshmallow would have been nicer overall.

  • Wannabe Artist
    Wannabe Artist 8 days ago

    Please make gourmet Charleston chews!

  • Chaslyn Wheeler
    Chaslyn Wheeler 8 days ago

    Who else refers to theses as fat cakes?

  • David Lopez
    David Lopez 8 days ago

    Who had a ICarly flashback of Sam 😂😂😂🤣

  • Isabelle Raven Kummer
    Isabelle Raven Kummer 8 days ago +1

    Maybe make gourmet Jelly belly jelly beans or Peeps

  • Sadie Martin
    Sadie Martin 8 days ago

    Who else thinks that Claire should make gourmet Takis?!?

  • PanicGiraffe
    PanicGiraffe 9 days ago

    Brad made me gay.

  • Yeshwanth Yerramilli

    Brad:"You do this sh*t for fun".....
    Claire: *awkward silence*

  • Zamiake *
    Zamiake * 9 days ago

    Lol that fact check moment at the end of the video is awesome

  • Maddy Arana
    Maddy Arana 9 days ago

    Has anyone ever heard of milk filters? They’re like coffee filter but the strain things faster.

  • Maddy Arana
    Maddy Arana 9 days ago

    3:30 look at Brad in the background, his double butt scratch. 😂

  • Mark Frellips
    Mark Frellips 9 days ago

    Legitimately never heard of snowballs before. The ones you made look amazing, absolutely nailed it.

  • Karebear1809 222
    Karebear1809 222 10 days ago +2

    These look like fat cakes from iCarly

  • Brooke Johnston
    Brooke Johnston 10 days ago +18

    if you make buttercream and it’s a little yellow then add the tiniest bit of purple. since they are complementary colors they will neutralize and it will turn white

    • Martim Cunha Rocha
      Martim Cunha Rocha 2 days ago +1

      I'm not sure, but I guess it won't. There's light colours, and there's pigment colours. Two complementary light colours will give you white (on a 2:1 proportion), but two complementary pigment colours will give you black (again, on a 2:1 proportion). This is a case of pigment colours, so the result would be somewhere between a yellow gray and a purple gray (is it grey or gray...? idk). It would only work if, imagine, you had a coloured laser pointing at a white wall. If you overlap it with a coloured laser of it's complementary colour, it will definetely give you white... I think. Someone's also gotta fact check this.

  • Patrick Plein
    Patrick Plein 10 days ago +1

    Has anyone recreated this.... it looks amazing, Claire, but really complex.

  • Alexz Rice
    Alexz Rice 10 days ago

    U should make gourmet PRINGLES. That would be 100000% the best thing ever

  • Nate Daemon
    Nate Daemon 10 days ago

    Claire you do an amazing job! Keep up the awesome work.

  • ícaro
    ícaro 11 days ago

    paul simon merch paul simon merch paul simon merch

  • Shelby Gates
    Shelby Gates 11 days ago

    Ive never had snoballs

  • Chelsea Nikki
    Chelsea Nikki 11 days ago

    Oh man I thought Claire was going to make New Orleans Sno-balls.

  • Israel Hadar
    Israel Hadar 11 days ago

    Are there BA ships?

  • SongsOfDragons
    SongsOfDragons 11 days ago

    I love that little coconut shaver dealie.

  • McParker
    McParker 12 days ago

    I think what I love about these videos is that while it is Claire's show, it still involves basically everyone in the kitchen with them all tasting and chiming in and helping. Quality stuff!

  • Grace The Seal
    Grace The Seal 12 days ago +1

    Do poptarts!!!

  • Hannah Snyder
    Hannah Snyder 12 days ago

    The chocolate cake looks EXACTLY like the ones for Hostess’ chocolate cup cakes with the swirl on top, cream on the inside and everything. That is NOT a creative company...

  • Jenna Gore
    Jenna Gore 12 days ago +1

    So weird, snow balls here in australia are chocolate coated marshmallow, covered with coconut. Its odd to me that the cake has marshmallow around it.

  • Raven Trunite
    Raven Trunite 12 days ago

    americans have such gross snacks wtf

  • Lily
    Lily 13 days ago

    What do we do/use if we do not have a dehydrator, espresso maker, and an airbrush?

  • Lily
    Lily 13 days ago +1

    Like people just have a dehydrator and airbrush lying around. Lol

  • diggs1976
    diggs1976 13 days ago

    I watch because Brad

  • sophie Rutherford
    sophie Rutherford 13 days ago

    Or a Smore’s one

  • sophie Rutherford
    sophie Rutherford 13 days ago

    I should do a thin mint

  • chocolate coffee
    chocolate coffee 13 days ago

    " *SNOBALLS?!* " -Brad

  • FJM 18
    FJM 18 13 days ago

    Sno balls are the best

    ASHMAN 13 days ago

    6:14 Dwight Shrute wants to know your location

  • Sara
    Sara 13 days ago +1

    recreate galaxy chocolate or kinder chocolate

  • Farwa Asghar
    Farwa Asghar 13 days ago

    I ship Clarie and brad

  • amigafines
    amigafines 13 days ago +18

    This is really random, but there´s a smiley face in the bottom right corner inside the bowl at 7:40 :) Clearly even the meringue is happy that Claire is back !

  • Itss KosiWosii
    Itss KosiWosii 14 days ago +3

    I was today years old when I found out that sno balls are peelable 🧐

  • Subbura 1988
    Subbura 1988 14 days ago +1

    Clare is so cute 😘

  • hellsnah
    hellsnah 14 days ago

    Hmmmm. Really wanna try making these. It looks delicious

  • hellsnah
    hellsnah 14 days ago

    Chris's reaction is LIFE

  • Nikki Mackenzie
    Nikki Mackenzie 14 days ago +2

    Why do I feel like at 1:29 Brad was about to quote Zombieland but got cut off

    • r foster
      r foster 13 days ago

      Nikki Mackenzie I was totally thinking that too!! Underrated movie

  • Belen Fajardo
    Belen Fajardo 14 days ago

    gourmet goldfish.

  • z a myers
    z a myers 14 days ago +10

    I love Claire's segments. Claire Brad and Carla are my top 3 favs with Claire my numero uno!!

  • Radiyah Mohamed
    Radiyah Mohamed 14 days ago

    From where I live snow balls is a whole different thing. And no I’m not talking about snowballs made from actual snow, it’s also a type of ‘cake’ just not this.

  • Chewy_ Ratio
    Chewy_ Ratio 14 days ago

    17:26 The coconut nut is a big big nut but this delicious nut is not a nut. It’s a coco fruit from the coco tree.

  • Mihoshika Furude
    Mihoshika Furude 16 days ago

    ... I like dry cake...

  • Stephanie Samuel
    Stephanie Samuel 16 days ago

    The "taste the rainbow" whisper decimates me every time.

  • Moriah Ammons
    Moriah Ammons 16 days ago

    Would you guys try to make the honeybun??

  • Margot Ford
    Margot Ford 17 days ago

    why is that guy dressed like Hunter S. Thompson?

  • Danielle Pimm
    Danielle Pimm 17 days ago

    Well done

  • Topher Magugu
    Topher Magugu 18 days ago

    I love snowballs so much

  • Stcrry
    Stcrry 19 days ago +1

    Everytime i looks at snoballs
    i think of fat cakes from Icarly,
    I so want to try one.

  • Jean Canestri
    Jean Canestri 19 days ago +5

    carboxymethylcellulose(CMC) is a stabilizer. It works a little bit like xantham gum, but a little better at stabilizing. I use it in my creamy hazelnut liqueur so it won't split....ever. It's kind of interesting

  • Angela Hsiao
    Angela Hsiao 19 days ago +3

    “You do this stuff for fun!”

  • ZMAN1350
    ZMAN1350 19 days ago

    6:45 - 6:50 . That is all I need. You are welcome internet.

  • Peter Düttmann
    Peter Düttmann 19 days ago

    At 17:14 Claire looks so over the top focused, love it 😅😅

  • lenitachoi
    lenitachoi 20 days ago

    Hey, they use Meyer's dish soap! Love that stuff😊

  • Sean Consolo
    Sean Consolo 20 days ago

    Love this series. Love Claire. And no ring? :-)

  • 과일
    과일 20 days ago

    When someone whispered “taste the rainbow” hahah that got me so cracked up

  • Emily Zepeda
    Emily Zepeda 21 day ago

    Can u make hot Cheetos :)

  • iivan
    iivan 21 day ago

    i thought these were called fat cakes because of icarly😭😭

  • LittleCook
    LittleCook 21 day ago

    Make peeps!!!

  • Fxrxn
    Fxrxn 21 day ago

    3:34 we are going to use the what now?

  • jessi330
    jessi330 21 day ago

    I really love oatmeal creme pies. I bet the soft texture might be hard to replicate. Coconuts are fruit, not nuts but drupes.

  • Omizzle’s Life
    Omizzle’s Life 22 days ago

    You should try to make the Canadian coffee crisp it’s the best chocolate if your Canadian I challenge you to try to make them

  • ava hedgman
    ava hedgman 22 days ago

    You should make a gourmet skittle to challenge you or eminem

  • TheOtherNeutrino
    TheOtherNeutrino 22 days ago +2

    8:05 Post Traumatic Skittles Disorder

  • Person That exists
    Person That exists 23 days ago +1

    Ok but I’m slowly starting to ship Clair and Brad...

  • Katsura ja nai, Zura da!
    Katsura ja nai, Zura da! 23 days ago +1

    I like dry cake!

  • Bara H
    Bara H 23 days ago

    All those disgusting ingredients...this really deserves the gourmet ver

  • Boobra37
    Boobra37 24 days ago

    Make gourmet piroulines

  • mosbyisnotreal
    mosbyisnotreal 24 days ago

    who are the people in the back

  • forgotn1
    forgotn1 24 days ago

    I would love to see you recreate Raspberry Zingers (formerly Tiger Tails).

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  • Daniel Robinson
    Daniel Robinson 25 days ago

    I feel like Brad is the dad of the kitchen

  • Jodie Jodie
    Jodie Jodie 25 days ago


  • Nacia Grace
    Nacia Grace 25 days ago

    Lol Brad and Claire's great coconut debate at the end.
    Claire is right. The coconut is a nut. 🤣

  • Austin Goodmanson
    Austin Goodmanson 26 days ago

    I want to see Chris more

  • The Creeper King
    The Creeper King 26 days ago +9

    These videos make me question why I don’t have a food dehydrater

  • Ma rija
    Ma rija 26 days ago +1


  • Expooler
    Expooler 26 days ago +1

    pause at 11:36

  • Serina Robles
    Serina Robles 27 days ago

    Clare is my favorite! 🥰

  • Elissa Saravia
    Elissa Saravia 27 days ago

    You should do Mochi!!!

  • bosco's world
    bosco's world 27 days ago

    Some of the best content on USclip by a mile. Keep up the great work guys.

  • Christiana {Tia} Shumpert

    You should make gourmet moon pies