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

  • Published: 14 November 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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Comments • 11 076

  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit   10 months back

    Claire. Is. Back. Not prerecorded.

  • Brandon Johnson
    Brandon Johnson  3 hours back

    I like dry cake.... =)

    • Dylan Cuthbert
      Dylan Cuthbert  6 hours back

      I love to eat them frozen

      • No other Like my own skin

        Lance Captain Wafers Crackers Cream Chesse and Chives Gourmet

        • Eyana Harrison
          Eyana Harrison  1 days back

          Icarlys fat cake

          • Keely Driscoll
            Keely Driscoll  2 days back

            Please make Gourmet TimTams!!! And they must be able to do the TimTam Slam!!

            • urek mazino
              urek mazino  2 days back

              Who's the guy at 11:48 ? First time seeing him on BA's Test Kitchen.

              • Randi Finch
                Randi Finch  2 days back

                Very popular opinion:
                Sno balls are the most snack

                • Yo-yo
                  Yo-yo  2 days back

                  It's dry because they freeze them. Remeber when they were going out of business and Twinkies were getting rare? (you could even buy them for like $200 per package). Well one of Hostess' survival strategy was to freeze their cakes.

                  • Yol Reyes
                    Yol Reyes  3 days back

                    Sno balls ¿who?
                    Till this day I didn't know what they were and I'm 22 😂
                    Feeling pretty dumb

                    • ToxicLullaby
                      ToxicLullaby  5 days back

                      I will forever only refer to these as Fat Cakes

                      • 80sMusicLover13
                        80sMusicLover13  5 days back

                        I feel like there should be more comments about whether a coconut is a seed, nut, or fruit.

                        • Poly The Wicked
                          Poly The Wicked  5 days back

                          The filling is a cooked flour frosting, but uses shortening instead of butter. I’ve made it before and it tastes identical.

                          • lacie petrie
                            lacie petrie  1 weeks back

                            Third time watching this episode and I finally got the pun when Claire said to Brad “amaZING!” How cute! I love Claire and the rest of the BA staff

                            • Jocelyn Bedell
                              Jocelyn Bedell  1 weeks back

                              I feel like Brad has a surprising amount of dad knowledge.

                              • Yasmeen Neemsay
                                Yasmeen Neemsay  1 weeks back

                                "they're ribbed"

                                • Constant Chaos
                                  Constant Chaos  2 weeks back

                                  I should be in the gym right now...... oh well imma eat and watch this and then not go because other people go into the gym at like 05:30 and my workout takes like 3 hours

                                  • chortlesinthecorner
                                    chortlesinthecorner  2 weeks back

                                    Three days in: What's it called... Sno Balls... Oh I get it... It looks like snow.

                                    • D. Mat.Zero6
                                      D. Mat.Zero6  2 weeks back

                                      i didnt know about these until i saw the movie "bushwhacked" with Daniel Stern

                                      • Danny N
                                        Danny N  2 weeks back

                                        Never heard of snoballs before

                                        • Jamie Joan
                                          Jamie Joan  2 weeks back

                                          3:01 that's what she said
                                          17:22 also, what she said

                                          • JB Boniao
                                            JB Boniao  2 weeks back

                                            Wow she's super beautiful

                                            • Darcy James
                                              Darcy James  2 weeks back

                                              Why does brad look like Hopper??

                                              • Amie
                                                Amie  3 weeks back


                                                • Hana A
                                                  Hana A  3 weeks back

                                                  9:06 😂

                                                  • Lali Diaz
                                                    Lali Diaz  3 weeks back

                                                    You should try making dip and dots 😅😃

                                                    • Libbie Roach
                                                      Libbie Roach  3 weeks back

                                                      Okay I need to try these. I can’t even eat regular snowballs now these look so much better.

                                                      • Renesmee Cullen-Black
                                                        Renesmee Cullen-Black  3 weeks back

                                                        My dad would get these for me when I was younger and I would separate the marshmallows and the cake

                                                        • Noreen Pitts
                                                          Noreen Pitts  3 weeks back

                                                          Yay, Paul Simon shirt!

                                                          • Julie Ochoa
                                                            Julie Ochoa  3 weeks back

                                                            Make gourmet ZEBRA CAKES !!!

                                                            • The Diaries of Jessie B.

                                                              Why are all these Hostess products so entierly bad but utterly iconic and loved? It‘s beyond me - in Austria non of their products would ever work. I tried them all and had to throw them away after one bite - they‘re all horrible.

                                                              • Tentacles45
                                                                Tentacles45  3 weeks back

                                                                I know I’m late but Coconut Oil would’ve done the trick by the way

                                                                • Taamz Heart
                                                                  Taamz Heart  3 weeks back

                                                                  i must try Claires recipe....

                                                                  • Kai Aryll
                                                                    Kai Aryll  3 weeks back

                                                                    after that one episode where she said that the producers make her say that reading the ingredients is her favorite part i don’t believe her whenever she says that.

                                                                    • Alyssa Stacey
                                                                      Alyssa Stacey  3 weeks back

                                                                      Bro, blooming coco ? Why have I never heard of that

                                                                      • JauqeChance
                                                                        JauqeChance  3 weeks back

                                                                        wait how did i not see this episode

                                                                        • Katana mashspuds
                                                                          Katana mashspuds  3 weeks back

                                                                          The heck are sno balls i have never ever seen them in my life. Looks yum tho

                                                                          • Neuf Paprika
                                                                            Neuf Paprika  3 weeks back

                                                                            tHE FIRST TIME I TRIED ONE OF THOSE I ALMOST DIED OF NAUSEA FOR HOW SWEET THEY ARE
                                                                            Jesus Cghrist, just tinking about them mkes me feel sick. But all of that is worth it cause i LOVE this show

                                                                            • dudedontpuke
                                                                              dudedontpuke  3 weeks back

                                                                              When she unsheathed that snoball in the beginning I just- blegh

                                                                              • Jay
                                                                                Jay  3 weeks back

                                                                                In Australia we have a snack called snowballs but it’s a soft meringue kind of thing covered in a thin layer of chocolate and then sprinkled with coconut 😍👌🏻 was my fave as a kid

                                                                                • kindoflame
                                                                                  kindoflame  4 weeks back

                                                                                  There are a lot of plants that release seeds, but only the ones that have flowers have fruit. All fruit contain seeds, but not all seeds are within a fruit.

                                                                                  A good rule of thumb for telling is something is a fruit is to ask 'Does the plant want someone to eat this?' If it is brightly colored, sweet, easy to bite into, and/or aromatic, then it is a fruit. If not, then it is a probably a vegetable or a naked seed, which is the scientific term for a seed that is not contained in a fruit.

                                                                                  • Laura Maxwell
                                                                                    Laura Maxwell  4 weeks back

                                                                                    To make your buttercream more “white”, add a very small amount of purple food coloring. You could make the purple food coloring from blueberries. Same principle as creating platinum blonde hair, bleach the hair to light yellow and then tone with purple and viola white hair.

                                                                                    • Mckaine Ebanks
                                                                                      Mckaine Ebanks  4 weeks back

                                                                                      She should make gourmet Takis!

                                                                                      • Kristen Kuruugaa
                                                                                        Kristen Kuruugaa  4 weeks back

                                                                                        I love that she used a David Leibovitz recipe

                                                                                        • Cameron Morris
                                                                                          Cameron Morris  4 weeks back

                                                                                          CHRIS AT 2:10 !! LOL

                                                                                          • jml 4
                                                                                            jml 4  4 weeks back

                                                                                            I want to try one!!!!

                                                                                            • jmmoreno88
                                                                                              jmmoreno88  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Does anyone else base ease of the task based on the length of the video? Anything more than 20 min is indicative of Claire’s frustration throughout the video.

                                                                                              • Danyal A.
                                                                                                Danyal A.  1 months back

                                                                                                Treat for kids.
                                                                                                Claire: Let's add vodka.