Hopefully by now you have discovered Harvest Snaps, the crispiest and tastiest addition to the snack aisle. I became obsessed with these early this year when my Mom brought home a bag of the original lightly salted snaps. I’m pretty sure I ate almost the entire bag in less than a day… okay maybe like a 15 minute time frame, but who’s counting?!
After that day they became my favorite snack; I kept them in the office snack stash and in our cabinet at home, and I eventually branched out to try some of the other flavors while they were on sale (hello, Onion Thyme! Yum!). They came on every road trip and travel adventure thereafter. The best/possibly the most dangerous part about these is that they cost less than $2 per bag! Maybe my family has been known to have multiple bags of different flavors open at the same time.. but no one’s judging; my Dad loves the wasabi, my Mom likes the Onion Thyme, and although I love all of the flavors, the original lightly salted is still my favorite.
I have had a lot of luck with my Harvest Snaps love affair! First, my college friend, who is associated with the snaps marketing squad, asked me if I would share the brand with my readers. I said a hearty of course, since I already adore the snacks and would have reviewed them anyway! Then, on a whim, I entered a Harvest Snaps summer photo contest – and won!
They mailed goodies and a T-shirt to my house, which arrived shortly after I left for Israel so my lucky family got to enjoy the loot. Then, just recently, I took a quick survey and won snaps again! This time we get to try their limited-edition holiday Salted Caramel flavor – one special delivery that I can’t wait to bust into!
I am missing these so much while I am in Israel; I cannot wait for my sister to visit in December so she can bring me like 10 bags of them. Ok maybe just 2. I am especially excited to try the Salted Caramel flavor, and to be reunited with my favorite lightly salted original snaps. You all, I don’t know what it is about these or why they are so good, but I just can’t stop obsessing over them. Seriously.
So if you are in the grocery store and you see them, pick up a bag of the Tomato Basil or the Onion Thyme alongside your seasonal and original flavors – then you can snack on them and make these awesome meatballs at the same time. What could be better?!
Harvest Snaps Meatballs & Marinara
Whoa, whoa whoa… I know, crushing up snaps in your meatballs? Isn’t that weird? No!! Think of them as super duper flavorful (and gluten free!) bread crumbs that you can snack on as you cook. Win-win 😉
1 lb ground beef
1 large egg
2 tbsp chopped onion
1 minced garlic clove
3/4 cup crushed Harvest Snaps, either Onion Thyme or Tomato Basil (or both!)
1 tbsp onion soup mix
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
Sprinkle of your favorite spices – I used garlic powder, onion powder & a pinch of smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp chili flakes (optional)
Olive oil, for the pan
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and use olive oil to lightly grease a 9×9 baking pan. Chop onion and garlic and place in a large mixing bowl. Put the snap peas in a plastic bag and go a little crazy on them with a rolling pin until they resemble the texture of bread crumbs. Mix all of the ingredients together in the large bowl. Roll the meatballs into 16 evenly sized balls and place them in the greased baking pan.
Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes, uncover and bake until the internal temperature reaches or exceeds 165 degrees. Remove and let cool before serving alongside your favorite pasta and marinara sauce – we enjoyed ours with homemade puttanesca!
Disclaimer: Although this is a sponsored post, I am really, truly loving these and would have reviewed them without being asked. They’re super delicious!
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