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Gramma in a Box “Holiday Treats” Review – December 2020

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 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 “Holiday Treats” December 2020 Review

Just a note: My box was stuck in transit for so long that it arrived well after the “Best By” date on our box, but Gramma assured us that the candy treats were still safe to eat although we should probably avoid the cookies. This is the first time our box has ever arrived past the “Best By” date and since it was placed in the mail with plenty of time, I know it is due to the unprecedented volume of packages being sent through USPS, so I really just can’t fault anyone for this – especially not in 2020! Fortunately, it has been a busy baking week for us so we were not in need of any extra cookies, anyway.

 

We received this card in our box that we can pass along to a friend.

 

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 “Holiday Treats.”

Project #1: California Snowman Pops

 

Our first project was to make some melted California Snowman Pops using melting chocolate, pretzel sticks, mini M&M’s, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, candy eyes, and some cute carrot nose candies.

 

I had the kids sort out the various snowman pieces and divide them up while I melted our chocolate and cut our peanut butter cups in half to form hats.

 

I gave them a dollop of chocolate on top of their lollipop sticks and then they added the details with some pretzel stick halves for their arms and the mini M&M’s for their buttons. Since these were melted snowmen, it really didn’t matter where they placed the pieces and the end results were cute no matter what!

 

This was a really adorable and yummy project that I will definitely be repeating in the future. Hopefully, I can find those cute little nose candies!

Project #2: Holiday Wreath

 

Well, I sort of messed up this next project because we were supposed to have some leftover chocolate from our snowman pops, but I guess I was a bit too generous and we didn’t have any extra. Fortunately, there were a few green melting chocolate wafers that were meant to combine with the white so we did have a bit of chocolate to work with still!

While the kids set out their pretzel rings, I added the bag of cornflakes they provided to our tiny bit of melted chocolate.

 

Then I gave the kids each a dollop of the mixture on top of their pretzel ring and they added some green jimmies and Red Hots to decorate them with.

 

They definitely would have been better with the extra chocolate, but these were still pretty delicious and since the kids didn’t like their Red Hots, I got to eat all of those (yum!).

Project #3: Winter Wonderland Decorating

 

The last project was our cookies with red, white, and green icing and a great mix of festive sprinkles.

There were 8 cookies for us to decorate. Two snowflakes, two ornaments, two snowmen, and two trees.

 

These were such fun shapes to decorate and the kids went to town on their cookies!

 

Here are our festive little cookies! My niece joined us this month and I just love her cute little snowman.

 

Here is our finished plate of treats. We had 6 snowman pops, 6 wreaths, and 8 festive cookies.

The treats were Benny-approved!

There is a lot of leftover plastic, but it’s easy enough to clean up by tossing it into the box it all came in and recycling it. Sometimes I keep the little cups for craft storage, too!

Verdict: It was kind of a bummer that our Gramma in a Box arrived so late, but really with this being the week before Christmas, it came at the best possible time for me. My kids are a bit wilder these days (we’ve been staying inside since we had a big snow and it’s a wet, muddy, cold mess outside) and with the added excitement of the holidays, we needed an activity that I could just take out and get them going with and not have to plan ahead for. We had a good hour of calm (well, mostly calm) decorating together, and then after they got to enjoy a nice snack. It’s just a sweet box full of family togetherness!

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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