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 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: $22.00 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions or auto-debit.
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 "Back-to-School Treats" September 2020 Review
This month we received a little card that we can pass along to a friend to tell them about this subscription.
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 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's theme is "Back-to-School."
Project #1: Apple for the Teacher
You can't have a back-to-school box without some apples! Our first project was to use melting chocolate, pretzels, sprinkles, and Tootsie rolls to make our apples.
Half of our pretzels arrived broken which was a bit disappointing, but fortunately, I had some on hand, although slightly bigger.
The first step is always to melt our chocolate. While I took care of that, the kids worked to turn our two Tootsie Rolls into six little logs to use for our apple stems. I have to admit, they did not look too appealing after being rolled into smooth shiny little logs...
Then we dipped our pretzels in chocolate, added some red sprinkles, and topped them off with our fondant leaves and Tootsie Rolls stems.
I thought they were pretty cute, although ours did turn out a bit messy. They also tasted great because chocolate and pretzels always go together for us.
Project #2: Alphabet Bites
Next up, we were making some alphabet bites using Alpha-bits cereal, freeze-dried marshmallows, alphabet sprinkles, and our leftover chocolate from our apples.
We added in our cereal and marshmallows to the bowl of chocolate and then mixed it up. The kids set out the little baking cups and I added a dollop of the mixture to each one.
Then the kids sorted through the alphabet sprinkles (great for letter recognition, btw!) and added some to the top of our bites.
I wasn't sure how I would like these, but they were yummy, as usual with any "bites" we make. The crunch of the cereal and sweetness of the chocolate made for a tasty little treat.
Project #3: Back-to-School Cookie Decorating
The last project was our cookie decorating which we all enjoy.
There were 8 cookies for us to decorate. Two small school buses, 2 large pencils, 2 small apples, and 2 large apples.
These kids are pretty serious about their decorating these days!
We had a lot of color mixing this month and the kids loved how they looked!
Here is our finished plate of treats. We had 6 pretzel apples, 6 alphabet bites, and 8 cookies.
They were happy to test out the finished product, as usual!
Cleaning up is always so simple. I put the empty plastic containers back into our box and then recycle the whole thing. Then it's just the table and kids that need wiping up! No pile of dishes and just one plate of treats that is just enough for us!
Verdict: Gramma in a Box has become so routine for the kids and me each month, and it's something that we really look forward to! I love that I know just what to expect with a few surprises from the variations on treats and ingredients, but it's easy to follow, fun to do, and means I get to enjoy the quality time instead of planning for it, shopping for it, or cleaning it all up!
To Wrap Up:
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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