Fairy Bread for a Magical Snack


Delight your little ones with Fairy Bread, a magical and simple snack that's a favorite at children's parties in Australia and New Zealand. Made with just bread, butter, and sprinkles, this whimsical treat is sure to bring smiles and a bit of magic to snack time.

Fairy Bread for a Magical Snack

Preparation Time

  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Varies
  • Serving Size: 1-2 slices of fairy bread per child


  • White bread slices, as needed
  • Softened butter, spreadable
  • Colored sprinkles, also known as "hundreds and thousands"

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Butter the Bread: Spread a generous amount of softened butter on each slice of bread. The butter should be evenly spread to the edges.
  2. Add Sprinkles: Liberally sprinkle the colored sprinkles over the buttered bread, covering it well.
  3. Cut into Shapes: Use cookie cutters to cut the bread into fun shapes like stars, hearts, or triangles, or simply cut each slice into quarters.
  4. Serve: Arrange the fairy bread on a plate and serve immediately.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Fresh Bread: Use fresh, soft bread for the best texture.
  • Generous Butter: A good layer of butter helps the sprinkles stick and adds to the taste.
  • Variety of Sprinkles: Experiment with different colors and types of sprinkles for fun variations.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make fairy bread with whole wheat bread? Yes, but the classic version uses white bread for its softer texture.
  • How do I store leftover fairy bread? It's best eaten fresh as the bread can become soggy.
  • Can I add other toppings? Fairy bread is traditionally just butter and sprinkles, but feel free to get creative!