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: $25.00 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 "Valentine Treats" February 2021 Review
We received this card in our box reminding us to tell 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 "Valentine Treats."
Project #1: Cupid's Arrow
Our first project involved using melting chocolate, pretzel sticks, and candy hearts to make "Cupid's Arrows".
The kids set up their arrows by lining up one large conversation heart at the bottom of a pretzel stick and two small ones at the top of the pretzel stick. I melted the chocolate for them, then I dipped their pretzel stick into the chocolate and placed it back on top of the hearts and we set those aside to set. Really simple! We did have a broken pretzel in the pack, but I was able to use the chocolate to put it back together.
I thought they turned out pretty cute, although, in hindsight, I probably would have added a little more chocolate!
Project #2: Valentine Candy Cane Hearts
Next, we used the leftover melting chocolate, some crispy rice cereal, candy canes, and some sprinkles to make candy cane hearts.
The kids set up their candy canes to form hearts while I stirred the crispy rice cereal into the leftover chocolate. We had two broken candy canes, but again, the chocolate acted as glue for us, so it was no biggie.
I added a dollop of the mixture to the center of their candy canes and then they added some sprinkles to the top and these got set aside to harden.
These were so good! I always enjoy peppermint and chocolate and these reminded me of white chocolate with peppermint which is a delicious flavor. The crunch of the candy canes and crispy cereal all made for a nice combination.
Project #3: Valentine Cookies
The last project was our cookie decorating. We received red, white, and pink icing along with several cups of sprinkles.
There were 8 cookies for us to decorate. Usually, we receive 4 large cookies and 4 small, but this month all of our cookies were on the smaller side except for the hearts. The lips were cute but so tiny, I feel like we could have used a couple more!
They were all excited to get to the decorating!
We went a little icing crazy this month, but they were still fun and festive!
Here is our finished plate of treats. We had 6 arrows, 6 hearts, and 8 Valentine cookies.
Benny gave these treats a thumbs up!
I love how simple clean-up goes. I usually just recycle the plastic inside of the box it all came in. Then it's just a matter of wiping down the kids and the table before a quick sweep with only a few dishes to do!
Verdict: We always enjoy seeing what themed projects Gramma comes up with each month to send in our Gramma in a Box delivery. These Valentine's treats were pretty cute! We did have a few broken pieces, but luckily that was an easy fix. Overall, we had some fun working together to make some treats and it took no planning or baking on my part, so we were all happy with the results!
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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