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Fairy Bread

Fairy bread is one of those iconic Australian (and New Zealand) foods that just makes sense. After all, sprinkles on bread is always a good idea.

Fairy bread on white plate

What is fairy bread

For those not familiar with it, fairy bread is basically just 100s and 1000s (round colourful sprinkles) sprinkles on buttered white bread. It is usually served at kids birthday parties, and usually disappears as soon as it appears on the food table. It’s that popular!

Ingredients for fairy bread on marble bench

Party treats

Holding a party and need some food inspiration? Give some of the recipes below a try:

Butter being spread on white bread slice

Ingredients in fairy bread

To make fairy bread you need the following 3 ingredients:

  • Bread – preferably white sandwich bread
  • Butter – slightly softened
  • 100s and 1000s – or other sprinkles
1000s and 1000s being sprinkled on buttered bread

Butter or margarine?

Technically you could use either, but I would only use real butter, after all nothing beats the taste!

You could also get creative and substitute the butter for Nutella or other sandwich spreads.

Fairy bread on marble bench

Fairy bread recipe

Fairy bread on white plate

Fairy bread

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Fairy bread is a staple treat at any kids birthday party.


  • 4 slices white bread
  • 20g butter, slightly softened
  • 2 tablespoons 100s and 1000s


  1. Spread the softened butter on one side of the bread slices.
  2. Sprinkle with 100s and 1000s.
  3. Slice diagonally into triangles.
  4. Fairy bread is best served immediately while the bread is fresh.


Scale up this recipe depending on the number of servings needed.

Fairy bread can be served with crusts on or removed.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
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