How to make Fairy Bread



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Have you ever heard of Fairy Bread? This fun bread is a simple dessert snack filled with lots of imagination and fun! Do you know what fairies eat? We don’t know for sure. But, we’ve pretended that the fairies taught us this exact recipe because because they know how much we love them. It’s pretty special, don’t you think? It is perfect for a special treat inside of a lunch box, a colorful dessert at a party, or even a gift to friends! With just a few ingredients and the help of a parent, this Fairy Bread can be made with the hands of sugar loving kids.

How to Make Fairy Bread

Fairy Bread Recipe. Just 4 Ingredients

This Fairy Bread is perfect for a special treat inside of a lunch box, a colorful dessert at a party, or even a gift to friends! Just imagine how many ways you can justify the use of Fairy Bread!

But basic or not, it’s an Australian childhood favorite, making regular appearances at birthday parties.

Fairy Bread

Fairy bread is sliced white bread that is traditionally spread with butter or margarine and covered with sprinkles. We happen to like cream cheese, but both ways are very popular!

The bread will store nicely in the refrigerator for about 3 days….. if you’re lucky and it lasts that long. The cream cheese combined with the hint of sugar is something that I personally can’t pass up. Plus, my kids think it is pretty special too. Try making this recipe on a day you are bored and listen to what your kids have to say about it. Creative recipes for kids can be educational and fun!

Fairy Bread Recipe

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How to Make Fairy Bread

Fairy Bread Recipe

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Fairy Bread

You Will Need

  • White bread
  • 6 oz of cream cheese, butter, or margarin
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Rainbow sprinkles


  1. Mix the cream cheese and sugar
  2. Cut the crust off of the bread
  3. Using a rolling pin, roll the square bread pieces until they are thin (as seen in the video).
  4. Place a thin layer of the sugary cream cheese on top of the square bread
  5. Pour rainbow sprinkles on top (believe it or not, kids are really great at this)
  6. Take the sprinkled bread and roll it into a slightly tight spiral shape (as seen in the video)

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  1. I live in New Zealand, and this is a party favourite over here, made with butter instead of cream cheese though. It’s also really yummy made with Nuttella! Yours sounds yum, so will be making it at my daughters party next week 🙂

  2. My granddaughter and I just finished our fairy gardens. We need this to entice the fairies to leave us some fairy dust. What a wonderful idea. The fairy bread will do the trick. Thank you so much for your beautiful blog. Keep up the good work.

  3. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! It is ok for children to have candy/sweets in moderation…common sense often times is not so common Erin!!

  4. This sounds so yummy! I lived in Indonesia for a couple years as a teacher and the kids would bring in bread with a butter/sugar mixture and chocolate sprinkles on top. It was the first time I’d ever heard of anything like that. This sounds even better! 🙂

  5. This is such a cute idea for a ‘Treat’
    my little girl would love to make and then eat this but just as a treat!! Erin check your face!

  6. In Holland, there is a special treat similar to this. We use “chocolate hail” on white bread and butter. Probably similar to chocolate sprinkles for cakes and cupcakes. It is a treat and I can assure it does not promote obesity. I love the name of fairy bread.

  7. This is an awesome idea! I think it would work for an idea for the elf on the shelf at Christmas too. Thank you for sharing this.

  8. Sugar galore!! And we wonder why USA is exploding w obesity! Way to make unhealthy obese children!

    1. Ugly comments like yours are not welcome here, Erin. Everybody knows, if you don’t have something nice to say…..
      It’s not a bright idea to insinuate that my children are unhealthy or obese. Watch your words (it’s called common decency). Maybe you should focus your attention more on improving your social skills rather than criticizing other people’s kids. Again, your ugly comments about my children are not welcome here.

      1. Well said Kelly…if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all!! I’m sure that your children are happy and healthy…keep up the good work

    2. I think it’s great that it uses cream cheese! At first glance I thought it was icing. Kids just love a way to add sprinkles to their otherwise plain food. This would be a great alternative to store-bought sugary treats! :-). Thanks for posting.

    3. My kids would love this!

      Erin: my kids are underweight, actually. But I would rather they explode with obesity than with a lack of civility. I hope you can see that your comment could be hurtful to others, and I really hope you didn’t intend it that way.

  9. In New Zealand this is a party favourite, but we make it a bit differently. We spread soft butter on bread, add sprinkles, cut to size/shapes with cookie cutters and serve. No mixing and added sugar, the sprinkles do just enough.

    1. That sounds like it’s probably yummy too! We love this recipe combined with the sprinkles:)

  10. Kelly! My neighbor and good friend just created a fairy garden with her daughters this summer. Her girls are still patiently waiting for the fairies to arrive. I think this may be just the thing to lure them in. No matter who makes this, I’m sure it will be enjoyed with a smile!

  11. How fun and cute is this??! I think I may love it more than my kids will.. Such an easy treat 🙂