I've been posting about Gramma in a Box for a few months now and my love affair for this service continues. Each themed Gramma in a Box contains everything you need for decorating cookies and creating 2 candy crafts. The box contains the already-baked cookies as well as pre-measured portions of all of the decorating supplies. Easy to follow instructions for each craft are included on colorful cards.
December's box contained fun holiday-themed treats!
The first project was Hot Chocolate Treats. One feature of these boxes that I appreciate is that the treats are simple enough for young kids to do (with a little help, of course) and the result is super cute and impressive without them being too difficult. This treat included mini candy canes, crushed peppermints, green melting chocolate, and marshmallows. Items not included were a plate, spoon, and microwave-safe bowl.
Jasper is a Gramma in a Box veteran, but this time I decided to let Shelby, who just turned 2, give it a try. She needed some extra help from Mama, but there was plenty of each treat so the kids could split them up and get to participate in each step.
The second project was Holly Wreaths using the leftover green melting chocolate from the first project, cornflakes, cinnamon candies, and some candy cup papers to hold them. The second treat typically utilizes a leftover ingredient from the first treat, so going from one to the next is super easy, since the first step is already done for you.
The wreaths involved mixing the cornflakes into the melted chocolate, spreading it into the paper cups, making a hole, and then adding the cinnamon candies for little holly berries!
Jasper loved the bright colors.
The final treat was Winter Cookies. Cookie decorating is always the last project in the box and includes frosting tubes and sprinkles. All you have to do is knead the frosting to mix it up, snip off the end of the bag, and pipe the frosting onto the cookies. The box usually includes some cut-out sugar cookies, but this time there were a couple of gingerbread men as well!
We made a big mess and I'm pretty sure my dogs scored more than their fair share of sprinkles from those that rolled off onto the floor, but to say they had fun would be an understatement.
And in the end we had a gorgeous plate of festive goodies! I love seeing all the projects completed and knowing my kiddos did them mostly by themselves. I'm sure it gives them a sense of accomplishment as well.
Jasper looks forward to doing "the crafts" each month and gets so excited when our Gramma in a Box arrives.
Gramma in a Box is $20 per box, or you can pre-pay for several months to save money. Boxes ship at the beginning of each month and orders need to be placed by the 3rd of the month to receive that month’s box.
I was sent a Gramma in a Box to review and share with all of you.
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