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Gramma in a Box Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2019

Gramma in a Box is a monthly DIY dessert subscription box that includes baked cookies with decorating supplies as well as two candy crafts with step-by-step instructions. This box was created by an actual Gramma and is designed to give you and your loved ones a fun activity that you can complete together without all of the work.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About Gramma in a Box

The Subscription Box: Gramma in a Box

The Cost: $20.00 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: Baked cookies and everything needed to decorate them as well as the supplies for two candy crafts with step-by-step instructions. Enough to make up to 20 finished products.

Ships to: The U.S.

Gramma in a Box “Holiday Treats” December 2019 Review


Each month we receive a card that highlights the theme and lists the contents of our box which includes two sheets of wax paper that serve as placemats to make for easy cleanup. The three projects all come on individual recipe cards that list the ingredients on the back. The directions are easy to follow and any important information is highlighted in red which is always helpful. This month our theme is “Holiday Treats” and it looks like a festive box!

Project #1: Hot Chocolate Buddies


The first candy project was to make hot chocolate buddies using melting chocolate, candy canes, marshmallows, and some sprinkles of our choice from the various cups they provided. 


My son poured our chocolate discs into the bowl and then we heated them in the microwave before stirring them up to make sure they were fully melted.


Then we got prepared by setting out the marshmallows, unwrapping the mini candy canes, and pouring our sprinkles onto a plate.


My daughter took the lead on the next step, dipping the straight ends of the candy canes in the chocolate and then sticking them into the center of the marshmallows.


Then she dipped the marshmallows into the chocolate and passed them to my son to roll in the sprinkles to coat it. I have to say this was such a bittersweet moment for me seeing them complete this project on their own with little to no help from me! We’ve been doing this box for awhile now and I always did these steps because the kids were younger, but now it seems my babies are growing up and learning how to do things on their own, which is just part of the magic of this box for us, personally.

We even let the baby join in by giving him the plate to pick at when we were done. Most of the chocolate had already set, but he enjoyed the textures and little tastes of sprinkles!


We saved these cute buddies for some hot cocoa on another night and the mini candy canes fit perfectly on the side of our mugs to infuse our cocoa with some extra sweetness and a little bit of peppermint flavor! These were super simple and would also make a cute gift idea if you wrap them up with some cocoa!

Project #2: Crispy Peppermint Bites


The next project was to make crispy peppermint bites using crushed peppermint, Sixlets (candy-coated chocolate balls), square pretzels, and the leftover melted chocolate from our first project.


We added about half the cup of crushed peppermint to our chocolate and stirred it around to mix it all up.


We set out our pretzels and our chocolate balls and I added a dollop of melted chocolate on top of each pretzel. Then the kids stuck their chocolate ball in the center and sprinkled the remaining crushed peppermint on top.


These were so yummy! I always love chocolate and pretzels together, but the addition of crushed peppermint gave it a fresh and crunchy flavor. These are another treat that would be easy to make batches of for gifting or as a festive treat for a holiday party!

Project #3: Holiday Cookie Decorating


The last activity was our cookie decorating which we always enjoy! We received 2 Christmas trees, 2 ornaments, 2 holly leaves, and 2 snowflakes along with red, white, and green icing and a few cups of holiday sprinkles.


Decorating is always a lot of fun for us!


They turned out pretty great and our icing had a nice shine to it this time. The cookies are good and I always prefer to eat them a day or so later for some reason, I think because of the way the icing sets. The kids always enjoy them, too, but they don’t like to wait!

Here is our finished plate of “Holiday Treats.” We had 8 cookies, 6 hot cocoa buddies, and six Crispy Peppermint Bites. We’ve found that it’s just enough treats for us to enjoy without overindulging or having a ton of leftovers.

Clean up is always a breeze, too since we can simply throw the plastic containers into our box and recycle it all together. Or you can keep the cups to use for crafts if you want to get more use out of them! I love that I didn’t have to do any of the planning and we have just a few dishes to clean afterward meaning we can move on to our next activity.


This time we were able to move quickly from making our treats to our family movie night! The cookies and peppermint bites made perfect movie snacks and the kids enjoyed picking out which few they would eat!

Verdict: Gramma in a Box has a special place in our home and has had one for awhile. We love working together on these simple activities each month and this month was especially sweet as I got to witness my kids being more independent. I truly think that the repetition and simplicity of these projects has helped them gain confidence in their skills. I love that the cookie decorating gives them a chance to be creative, too! We enjoy the quality time together each month and I love that I can do just that – enjoy it, without the stress or mess of planning, shopping or baking! It’s definitely worth the $20 cost of this subscription for us.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the January box. Order before the 3rd of the month to get that month’s box. From Gramma in a Box:

Boxes generally ship the first week of each month. Any orders received by the 3rd of any month will automatically receive the that month’s box. The items are perishable so we recommend you do your cookie and candy projects within 5 days of receipt.

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

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Comments (10)

  1. Great review that I never miss and I don’t have kids!! Your children are so cute and this seems like such a great box for the 4 of you in a lot of different ways.

    • Aww thanks so much for reading and commenting, Michelle! 🙂

  2. I always look forward to reading your review of this box. I received my first box this month and we really enjoyed it. My mom and I decorated the cookies together which was fun. Mom did a better job decorating than I did. Lol. I’m a sugar cookie snob and I was afraid these would not be up to my standards but I was wrong. The cookies are very good.

    • I’m so glad you and your mom got to enjoy the box together! 😊 Also glad to know you like the cookies, too! I understand about being a cookie snob! 😉 🍪

  3. I just think ugh, pretzels everytime I see this box 😐

    • I always love when we get pretzels! Depends on your preference, I guess! Lol. 🙂

  4. Geez your kids had a work out this week!

    • Haha yes they did!

  5. You have such beautiful kids. Confession: I teared up when you said it was bittersweet seeing them do the project on their own! I know exactly what you mean, time goes by so quickly!

    • Aww thanks so much Lori! ♥️

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