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Easy Fairy Bread

Fairy bread is a treat that originated in Australia. According to our friends down under, you need cheap white bread, butter, and 100s and 1000s–their term for sprinkles to make this magic happen.

It’s said to be the easiest and cheapest way to make kids happy at birthday parties. One article even made fun of us Americans for taking our versions of fairy bread too far.

Well, the game is on. I’m not afraid of a little fun ridicule when it involves making something magical, simple, and delicious.

Fairy bread with different sprinkles.

American Fairy Bread

We didn’t change much–it’s still slightly ridiculous, but full of color and happiness.

With frosting instead of butter and a vast array of sprinkles, I can’t imagine this version of fairy bread upsetting anyone. However, I wouldn’t eat mass quantities of it as it’s basically all sugar.

A huge, heaping dose of physical activity should be served before and after eating such a treat. Which makes this recipe ideal for kids’ birthday parties with jump houses, relay races, and all manner of fun running-around-style games.

Game Ideas

To get the kids moving, make sure you plan active games in advance. To keep the fairy theme going strong, pass out butterfly nets and set up a bubble machine. Tell the kids to “catch” as many bubbles as they can!

Pretty Fairy Bread with sprinkles.

You can also blow up balloons and put a small fairy figurine inside. Let the kids play catch with it while trying to keep it from touching the ground.

Colorful fairy bread on cutting board.

If you’ve got the space, get all your guests involved with planting a fairy garden. Purchase a few flats of your favorite delicate flowers and separate them into individual clumps.

Wrap the root balls into pretty cheesecloth and hide them all around your yard.

You can also hide pretty rocks, tiny houses, and all sorts of fairy-themed props in cute woodland containers. Let the kids find them and bring them back to the planting area.

When it’s all finished, you can have magical tea time with fairy bread to celebrate.

Looking for fairy bread with less sugar?

Try this nutritious fairy bread we made with chia seeds and avocado!

More Magical Treat Ideas:

Fairy bread recipe steps.
Yield: 12 people

Magical Fairy Bread

Colorful fairy bread with sprinkles

Fairy bread is so easy to make and fun to eat! It's the perfect treat for tea parties or themed celebrations.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 6 slices white bread
  • 1/2 cup white frosting
  • 3/4 cup sprinkles, various shapes and colors


  1. Use a bread knife to cut the crust off of the bread. (Use for croutons, dipping in oil and cheese, or toss it outside for the squirrels!) 
  2. Spread a thin layer of frosting on the bread, making sure to spread it all the way to the edges of the bread.
  3. Sprinkle with colorful sprinkles.
  4. Gently press sprinkles into frosting. 
  5. Lift bread and tip to the side so any rogue sprinkles are caught on a plate.
  6. Slice bread in half diagonally.
  7. Serve immediately.


Use the "rogue sprinkles" for the last frosted slice.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Colorful fairy bread with sprinkles.

Other Ideas

  • Slice into tiny bites and serve with a mini tea set to keep things fairy-size.
  • Set up a fairy bread station and allow guests to decorate their own with a plethora of sprinkle options.
  • Layer with ice cream and freeze for 15 minutes to make fairy bread ice cream sandwiches.
Fairy bread slices.

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Magical Fairy Bread Recipe.

Have you ever had any version of fairy bread?

Please tell us about it and share this post with all your magical friends!

Maryann D.

Monday 22nd of April 2019

I really like all the different types of sprinkles on this Fairy Bread. So much fun to bring to a party!

Lily Kwan

Wednesday 10th of April 2019

This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

Cassandra D

Wednesday 10th of April 2019

The easy fairy bread looks delicious.

Buddyl Garrett

Wednesday 10th of April 2019

These treats would be great for a girl's party. Our granddaughter would love it.

Sarah L

Wednesday 10th of April 2019

I love the tiny fairies in your pictures. I would make these with butter.

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