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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


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

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


  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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