Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Back-To-School Treats with Gramma In A Box!



Last month my kids and I received a Gramma In A Box and they had a blast with putting together the treats in the box, so when we went to check the mail earlier this month and found the September box they were beyond excited. Before we get into our review, what is a Gramma In A Box kit? This box was originally created by owner Terry to give her and her grandchildren who lived in another state a chance to work on decorating cookies together over Skype, over time it has turned into a full time business for other parents and grandparents who want to do the same with their children.



The September theme is "Back-to-School Treats" and it features three sweet treat projects to work on with your kids. Everything you need to create the treats is included in the box, there is no baking needed, just decorating!


First up we made pencils from vanilla wafers! This simple pencil cookie is made using a vanilla wafer cookie, vanilla melting chocolate, red sanding sugar and chocolate chips. After melting the vanilla melting chocolate you simply need to dip the "eraser" end into the chocolate then gently roll the same end in the red sanding sugar before the chocolate hardens to create what looks like an eraser. Next you can dip the other end into the melted chocolate or simply spread a bit on the tip using a butter knife, and add a chocolate chip to look like the pencil tip. The wafers already come in the shape you'll need for the pencil project so you don't need to worry about shaping the tip.


Next up was creating Teachers apples using marshmallows, vanilla melting chocolate, red sanding sugar, half a pretzel rod and candy leaves. The kids had a lot of fun rolling their marshmallows into the melted chocolate then the sugar, we found it was best to sprinkle it on rather than rolling it in the glitter so I'd do it over a wax paper so you can pour the extra back into the little container. Once it is covered in the red sprinkles you add a pretzel rod to the top, then add a candy leaf or two, and bam! You've made a Teachers apple. I personally love how these turned out! And they were pretty delicious.


Last but not least the box included several different sugar cookies to decorate with frosting and fun sprinkles. We received letter and apple shaped cookies, one of the "C's" was broken but the kids didn't seem to mind and split the cookie as is while decorating the rest. The frosting may need a bit of kneading to make sure it is mixed properly before you use it, we found it is best to knead it or roll it in your hands for a little while to warm the frosting up to give it a better consistency to spread on the cookies.

You can purchase a singular box to try out or you can purchase a 3,6,or 12 month subscription and automatically at the start of each month your box will be shipped out. In total there are enough goodies in the box to create 15 to 20 finished items (each cookie counts as a finished item). A single box is $20 or if you buy a subscription the price lowers a bit depending on which subscription you purchase. If you are a new subscriber you need to place an order before the 3rd of each month in order to receive that month's box. This subscription service is only available in the US. During the holidays there are holiday themed items in the box which adds to the fun of the box.

Disclaimer- The products mentioned above were provided by Gramma In A Box for the review free of charge no other compensation was provided. However, no product compensation will influence the outcome of any review. My honest opinions are used in all reviews, they are solely my own & they may vary from others.My reviews are posted for readers in order to provide an informed decision before purchase.



13 comments:

  1. That is so much of sweet! I so love this! They look tempting and fun. I love such activities which brings the family together and at the same time, produces tasty treats!

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  2. What a great idea for families to be able to spend time together, even though they are long distances a part. Also, over tasty treats! Yum!

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  3. This brings back the memories of baking with my grand mother. I will have to buy these for my children. I am happen they give you everything to get started in one box. Thank you for the post.

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  4. Very cool! This sounds like a great product becasue everyone knows that the decorating is the best part! It looks like you guys had fun!

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  5. What a great idea to develop and build on the bonding with children. It encourages creativity and must be lots of fun together although being far away.

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  6. This looks like such a great idea for kids. I haven’t heard of gramma in a box before. I’ll check it out.

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  7. My daughter would enjoy making these. Fun activity to do at home with kids

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  8. That sounds like a neat idea but I wish you included how they do it with their Grandma on Skype. My kids grandmother lives 3000 miles away and I was wondering if the grandma gets a box as well and that's how they do it together. Anyway, it's a pretty creative idea!

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  9. Wow those are so cute and almost too pretty to eat! I especially like the wafer pencils! My little sister is into making sweets and this sounds right up her alley

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  10. awesome box! everything looks so very useful!

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  11. Well isn't this clever! I love this for long distance grandparents!

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  12. Look at all those tasty treats! This would surely leave the kids busy decorating and quite hyper after eating those.

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  13. This is such a fun box. I wish I had a box like this when I was growing up!

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