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 "Halloween Theme Treats" October 2020 Review
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 arrive 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 "Halloween Theme Treats."
Project #1: Spooky Witches Hats
Our first project was to make some spooky witch hats using gingersnaps, a Hershey kiss, melting chocolate, and some sprinkles.
I had the kids set out their cookies and unwrap the kisses while I melted the chocolate for us.
I gave them a dollop on top of each of their cookies then they spread it out before adding a kiss in the center and some sprinkles around the edge.
The gingersnaps added a bit of a kick to our treats and while I enjoyed them, the kids didn't enjoy the spice as much. Although they had no problem eating the kiss from the tops! I think these were cute, but I also prefer the Oreo version we've tried before, but then again, we are a chocolate-loving family!
Project #2: Crispy Halloween Bites
Next, we got to make some crispy Halloween bites using our leftover melted chocolate, some Cocoa Krispies, and fun bone candies.
We set out our baking cups and then my daughter added the Krispies to our bowl of chocolate and gently folded them in until they were well mixed.
I gave them each a dollop of the mixture in their cups and then they added the colorful skull and bone candies – while sampling a few in between, of course!
These were delicious, crunchy, and chocolatey, although I took most of the candy out of mine and let the kids have it. The candy itself was a bit tart and quite a contrast to the sweetness so they enjoyed the fun pops of flavor.
Project #3: Halloween Cookie Decorating
Now it was time to decorate our cookies. We had a mix of orange, purple, and white icing along with some matching sprinkles.
There were 8 cookies for us to decorate. Two small pumpkins, 2 large pumpkins, 2 witches' hats, and 2 ghosts.
We always love this part and I thought the kids did a great job this month on their designs. I was pretty happy with mine, too!
This is my daughter's hat and my son's ghost. They all turned out to be very festive and fun!
Here is our finished plate of treats. We had 6 hats, 6 bites, and 8 cookies.
My son gave this month's projects a thumbs up! We all enjoy tasting all of the treats when we're done. It's a nice way to finish up the fun and it's always just enough treats for us to try some and save a few for later, too!
Other than the mess of sprinkles on the floor and the chocolaty faces that I have to wipe up, cleaning up is pretty simple. I put the empty plastic containers back into our box and then recycle the whole thing. Easy enough!
Verdict: The kids and I got really creative with our cookies from Gramma in a Box this month and we had a lot of fun making the other treats, too! This box is guaranteed happiness and togetherness for my family each month and I love that it's so simple - just open up and go and there's not a huge amount of clean up to do. Plus we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor after spending some quality time together. What more could we want?
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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