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 treats.
Ships to: The U.S.
Gramma in a Box "St. Patrick's Day Treats" March 2021 Review
Starting next month, Gramma is switching things up! Beginning with the April box, there will only be 1 candy craft, but there will be a full dozen cookies inside your box! The candy craft will include enough to make 8 though, so you will still end up with 20 finished treats. I asked my kids what they thought of this change and they were really excited about the prospect of having more cookies to decorate next month! The pricing will remain the same and there will be extra frosting and sprinkles for decorating the extra cookies. What do you think? Is this good news?
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 "St. Patrick's Day."
Project #1: Shamrock Pretzel Pops
Our first candy project was to make some shamrock pretzel pops. They provided lollipop sticks, pretzels, green melting chocolate, sprinkles, and some Sixlets candies for us.
While I melted our chocolate, the kids got to work setting out their pops in shamrock formation. We had quite a few broken pretzels this month, but my kids were unfazed and just made some 2-leafed shamrocks or even partial leaves instead.
We were supposed to dip the ends of the pretzels into the chocolate and then place them around our stick, but since we had so many broken pieces I decided to just drop a dollop of chocolate in the center of their shamrocks pops to hold it all together. Then they added a Sixlet and some sprinkles to finish them up.
You can never go wrong with pretzels and chocolate! These were a yummy treat that everyone enjoyed.
Project #2: Crispy Pot'O Gold Cups
For our next project we used the leftover melted chocolate from project 1, some corn pops cereal, and sprinkles.
The kids set out their baking cups and I stirred the corn pops into our chocolate and mixed it all up. I added a dollop to each cup and then they added some sprinkles.
These were really yummy! The sweet corn pops with the chocolate were a great combination that I never would have thought of.
Project #3: St. Patrick's Day Cookies
Lastly, it was time for our cookies. We received icing in yellow, green, and white and several cups of sprinkles.
There were eight cookies for us to decorate; four shamrocks in two different sizes, two large pots of gold, and two leprechaun hats.
Cookie decorating is serious business around here!
Our finished cookies were festive and delicious!
Here is our finished plate of treats with our six pots o'gold, six shamrock pops, and eight bright cookies!
Verdict: Every month Gramma in a Box brings a bit of joy to our home! My kids are always eager to work on this box together and since there is no planning or preparation on my part, I get to enjoy it with them! Clean up is super easy and the treats are always delicious. I am excited about the prospect of having more cookies to decorate next month because I enjoy decorating them just as much as the kids do!
To Wrap Up:
Boxes generally ship the second week of each month. Any orders received by the 10th 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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