This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Southern Breeze. All opinions are mine. 

It seems that nowadays, time passes way too fast. Kids grow up, circles of friends change, I use a little more eye cream than I used to but after all is said and done, I have a wonderful life. One of the things I learned a long time ago is that I have to make time for family and friends. Yep, I said it, we have to MAKE time to spend with those we love and care about.

southern breeze sweet tea with a southern soulFor me, I love catching up with people who are near and dear to my heart and when I do, I always try to show them how important they are. I like to have a little some thing to nibble on and something special to drink. The thing is, pulling a little “party” together does not have to be stressful or showy, just use the best ingredients and loads of hospitality. The one thing I always do is serve my guest the very best and that includes my new favorite iced tea from Southern Breeze.

southern breeze tea and bacon bow tie crackers

Southern Breeze Sweet Tea, offers pre-sweetened, individually bagged teas for cold-brewing. Anyone who loves the refreshing flavor of sweet tea can enjoy a Southern staple without the bother of the traditional brewing process, and it’s also sugar-free. The Southern Breeze cold brew collection includes Original, Peach, Raspberry and Half & Half. Each box holds 20 single-serve bags, so all you have to do is make your own glass of cold-brew iced tea.

southern breeze sweet teaSince any decent Southerner knows how important great tasting sweet tea is, I knew I could count on Southern Breeze. Their teas are flavorful yet mild. A big sticking point with me when using sweeteners is that I really dislike that strange aftertaste most leave but not with Southern Breeze. All you do is place a few ice cubes in a glass, pick your favorite flavor of tea, then pour over cold water and magically in a few short minutes, you’ve got an incredible glass of sweet, iced tea.southern breeze single serve sweet tea

Now, back to my little party where my friend and I were talking, sharing, drinking tea and nibbling on snacks. Like I said, I always like to serve a little something homemade, but not fussy when friends come over. Before my little gathering, I had a some time so I made an insanely, simple snack – Bacon Bow Tie Crackers. Yes, it’s bacon wrapped around a cracker and baked until perfectly crisp. I know these are not a low-cal kind of snack, but who cares, Southern Breeze has zero calories, so, it was Bacon Bow Ties for the win!

bacon bow tie crackers and southern breeze sweet tea


southern breeze tea and bacon bow tie crackers

Bacon Bow Tie Crackers

An easy, make ahead appetizer that will win rave reviews from all the bacon lovers!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 28 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Donya | A Southern Soul


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 24 rectangle butter crackers (Club or Captains Wafers)


  • Heat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Cut bacon slices into 3 equal part, crosswise. Wrap each cracker with a bacon slice, not overlapping edges. Place cracker, end side down on a sprayed rack resting in a backing sheet.
  • Bake for approximately 1 and 20 minutes until bacon is crisp but not crunchy around cracker. Remove from oven and let cool on rack for 8 minutes. Can be served immediately or store in an airtight container.


Original recipe was published in Southern Living, October 2017 


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My friend and I had the best time that afternoon. We laughed and shared stories. We also encouraged each other and lifted each other up because, you know…life can be hard. At the end of it all, we were just together, savoring the moment.

southern breeze tea and crackers with a southern soul

This post was sponsored by Southern Breeze Sweet Tea. The opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links (Amazon LLC) to other sites that I may receive compensation from. This compensation is at no cost to the reader. 

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