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How to Make Fairy Bread: An Australian-Inspired Kids' Party Snack

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Fairy bread is a popular kids' treat

Fairy bread is a popular kids' treat

The Fun of Fairy Bread

Fairy bread is a popular kids' party snack in both Australia and New Zealand. It's very easy to make: simply take a slice of white bread, spread a layer of butter, and then cover it with rainbow sprinkles. Sprinkles are commonly known in Australia and New Zealand as "hundreds and thousands," a reference, presumably, to the inability to put a precise count on them.

Typically, fairy bread is cut into triangles, but in my recipe, I decided to use cookie cutters to create fun, new shapes.

Buttered white bread with "hundreds and thousands" (sprinkles)

Buttered white bread with "hundreds and thousands" (sprinkles)

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

2 to 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 slices white bread
  • 1/8 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup butter

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 2 large plate
  • 1 small plate
  • 1 bowl
  • knife
  • cookie cutter
  • measuring cups

Instructions

  1. Spread butter on each piece of bread.
  2. Use cookie cutters to create fun shapes.
  3. Sprinkle rainbow sprinkles on top of the buttered bread.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Fairy Bread Video Tutorial

Tips and Techniques

  1. Use sprinkles of other colors to change the appearance.
  2. Bring the butter down to room temperature in order to make it easier to spread.
  3. Replace butter with margarine for a cheaper treat.
  4. Serve these colorful snacks at a kids' party.
  5. Create new designs using cookie cutters.
Fairy bread recipe

Fairy bread recipe

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Comments

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 07, 2019:

Hello Ellen Gregory,

Yes, it's quite simple that even little kids can make it on their own at home. I hope you try the recipe. Thank you for dropping by.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 07, 2019:

Hi Virginia,

I would love to try peanut butter with sprinkles. Combining two of my favorites sound interesting to me. Thank you for sharing.

Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on August 07, 2019:

What a cute idea and so simple!

Virginia Kearney from United States on August 07, 2019:

I made treats like this for my kids when they were younger. We sometimes made them with peanut butter, which kids like here in the U.S. They are so fun for a tea party!