Fairy Bread

Triangular slices of white bread spread with margarine and topped by multi-colored sprinkles, sitting on a chopping board.

Fairy Bread is a treat found across Australia, typically made for children’s birthday parties as a simple yet colorful treat. A residual piece of history when white bread was popular and there wasn’t much money, making this a cheap treat.

One of the quickest and easiest treats to prepare, fairy bread is an ideal option for camping or picnics when looking for something that is special yet simple to transport and assemble.

In modern times there are a variety of different sprinkles available making it easier to color-code and create themes for your event, from sporting teams to baby showers. There is no limit to your imagination.

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Sprinkles being added to a piece of buttered white bread on a wooden cutting board.
Make sure to fully cover the bread with the butter or margarine so that the sprinkles stick.
A hand holding a triangular slice of white bread spread with margarine and topped by multi-colored sprinkles.
Round sprinkles are traditional but with the variety of sprinkles available there’s no limit to your imagination.
A butter knife spreading butter on a piece of whole wheat bread.
You can use whole wheat (wholemeal) bread for a healthier take on this treat.
A piece of white bread on a plate, completely covered in multi-colored sprinkles.
You can leave the fairy bread whole, halved, or cut out shapes when serving.
Triangular slices of white bread spread with margarine and topped by multi-colored sprinkles, sitting on a chopping board.
Cut the bread into triangles for a traditional presentation, or get creative and make fun shapes with cookie cutters.

Fairy Bread Recipe

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Triangular slices of white bread spread with margarine and topped by multi-colored sprinkles, sitting on a chopping board.
Fairy Bread is a treat found across Australia, typically made for children’s birthday party as a simple yet colorful treat.
Preparation 10 minutes
Ready in 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
InfluenceAustralian
DifficultyBeginner
MethodNo Cook
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Ingredients

  • 6 slices white bread (or wholemeal if feeling healthy)
  • margarine, as needed
  • hundreds and thousands (sprinkles), as needed

Equipment

  • chopping board
  • butter knife

Directions

  • Layout the bread, trimming the crusts if desired.
  • Spread with enough margarine that the hundreds and thousands will stick.
  • Sprinkle with hundreds and thousands so fully covered.
  • Cut into triangles for a traditional presentation or use cookie cutters to make a variety of fun shapes.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 131mgCalcium: 65mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 30IUSugar: 2gFiber: 1gPotassium: 29mgCalories: 76kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 2gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 13gIron: 1mg

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