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.
Good to Know: For a limited time, you'll get a "Baker's Dozen" with an annual subscription purchase. That means you'll get 13 boxes for the price of 12 starting with the December 2020 box!
Gramma in a Box "Thanksgiving Treats" November 2020 Review
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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 "Thanksgiving Treats."
Project #1: Acorn Kisses
Our first project was to make some chocolatey acorns using Hershey Kisses, chocolate chips, Mini Nilla Wafers, and some melting chocolate.
I had the kids set out their cookies and unwrap the kisses while I melted the chocolate for us.
I gave them a dollop of chocolate on top of each of their cookies then they added a Hershey Kiss to the flat side. We let the chocolate set for a minute and then I had them dip their chocolate chip into the chocolate on my spoon and they placed it on the other side of the wafer to make the top of the acorn.
These were cute and simple, and had a great chocolatey flavor!
Project #2: Goofy Turkey Buddies
Next, we made Goofy Turkey Buddies using some small pretzel rods, candy-coated sunflower seeds, candy corn, candy eyes, sprinkles, and our leftover chocolate from our first project.
Despite everything being packaged very well, we still had a few broken pretzels. We just turned those into baby turkeys!
I placed a dollop of chocolate on their parchment paper and then rolled a pretzel stick in the chocolate in the bowl before handing it to them. They set it in the chocolate dollop and began adding the details. Candy corn feathers, sunflower seed beaks, and some eyes.
Then they finished them off with some sprinkles.
We had a few extra candy corn pieces so I made a tiny baby turkey. You can see they certainly look goofy, but they were delicious and one of our favorite treats that we've made!
Project #3: Fall Cookie Decorating
The last project was our cookies with yellow, brown, and orange icing for fall.
There were 8 cookies for us to decorate. Two each of turkeys, candy corns, leaves, and acorns.
The kids were so into decorating this month and they really took their time to dress up their turkeys!
I was so proud of my son's turkey! He did a great job! I thought they all turned out pretty great!
Here is our finished plate of treats. We had 6 acorns, 6 turkeys, and 8 cookies.
I love how easy clean up is each month. I just recycle everything inside of the box it came in. Sometimes I keep a few of the plastic containers for crafts, too!
Verdict: This festive Gramma in a Box was really fun and the kids loved all of the delicious treats this month. This box is such an easy one to enjoy since there is no prep work or planning, minimal clean-up, and built-in quality family time! It certainly doesn't hurt that there are treats to enjoy afterward, too! I definitely recommend this box for some easy, simple, family fun!
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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