Snack And Lunch Idea: Easy Fairy Bread Recipe

Easy Fairy Bread Recipe — Sharing my version of fairy bread, with a recipe that’s just as fun and easy to make as it looks!

photo of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich version of fairy bread recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

photo of an easy fairy bread sandwich recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Updated October 2020

You know me well enough by now to know that I’m sold on anything called fairy bread. Admittedly, the name can however scare off husbands and teenagers.

And by scare off, I mean they may suffer a little hazing once they unpack their lunch to find a rainbow treat.

Everyone else will love it though, including you since this is the easiest sandwich ever!

I am sharing my favorite fairy bread recipe that is bound to be a conversation starter…

My Favorite Fairy Bread Recipe by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a lifestyle blog in Houston, TX

What Is Fairy Bread?

Fairy bread is a popular snack from Australia and New Zealand that is commonly served at birthday parties.

The traditional fairy bread recipe uses just three ingredients: bread, butter and sprinkles. This buttered bread dish is typically cut in different shapes.

The origin of its name is unknown. Some people speculate that it came from a poem “Fairy Bread” by Robert Louis Stevenson from his “A Child’s Garden of Verses” published in 1885.

But we really think the rainbow sprinkles is the reason why for its name!

My Favorite Fairy Bread Recipe by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a lifestyle blog in Houston, TX

 

Ingredients And Tools Needed To Make My Version Of Fairy Bread

And as much as I love butter, I put my own twist on an Australian food favorite.

So instead of white bread spread with butter, I opted to make an actual sandwich.

Though it may be sacrilegious to change up Australian fairy bread, who doesn’t love a peanut butter sandwich?!?

  • Slices of bread with crust off
  • Peanut butter or Nutella
  • Honey
  • Sprinkles
  • Cookie cutter

photo of how to make a fairy bread sandwich recipe ouston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

My Favorite Fairy Bread Recipe by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a lifestyle blog in Houston, TX

How To Make Peanut Butter Fairy Bread Sandwich

To make my version, spread peanut butter (with a dash of honey) on the bottom slice.

Dust in a layer of sprinkles.

Then, place a cookie cutter down on the top slice of bread to get your desired cutout shape. Press down firmly and remove the cutout.

Sandwich the cut slice on top of the bottom slice.

photo of a rainbow recipe, fairy bread by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

More Fun Snack And Lunch Ideas

This peanut butter fairy bread sandwich is a cute way to surprise someone with a DIY lunch note card, don’t you think? You could even serve them as finger foods for a party!

I’m basically partial to anything that includes rainbow sprinkles. For more fun and colorful recipes, check out a few of our favorite from the archives —

photo of the recipe card on how to make fairy bread by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

 Fairy Bread Sandwich

photo of the different cutouts to use on your fairy bread recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Peanut Butter Fairy Bread Sandwich Recipe

Print Recipe
5 from 4 votes
Sharing my version of fairy bread, with a recipe that’s just as fun and easy to make as it looks!
Total Time5 mins
Course Bites
Cuisine Sandwich

Equipment

  • Cookie cutter

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread crust off
  • Peanut butter
  • 1 dash honey
  • Sprinkles

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 151kcal

Instructions

  • Spread some peanut butter on the bottom slice of bread.
  • Add a dash of honey.
  • Dust in a layer of sprinkles.
  • Press a cookie cutter firmly down on the top slice of bread to get your desired shape. Remove the cutout.
  • Place the cut slice on top of the bottom slice.
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33 thoughts on “Snack And Lunch Idea: Easy Fairy Bread Recipe”

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  2. G’day Ashley! I’m an Aussie, and tbh….reading this post made me shudder. I’m defo one of those people who think that it’s pretty close to sacrilege to change up fairy bread!!! I would be devo if someone gave me this. But I have friends who aren’t deadset against it, and may even think it’s ripper! And it’s always interesting to see other countries’ takes on good ol’ Aussie tucker…

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    • Hi Gemma! We definitely put an “American” spin by swapping out the butter with peanut butter. No worries if you do agree it’s sacrilegious! We have seen other non-Aussie versions and it seems like most Australians prefer the original! XOXO

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  8. Hello there, what a beautiful blog!

    I am currently writing a resource for Girls’ Brigade Leaders who work with pre-schoolers and I would love to include the instructions for making Fairy Bread. I just wanted to check with you first about copyright etc. Could you guide me with this?

    The Girls’ Brigade is a Christian Organisation, non-profit.

    Hope you have a lovely day,
    Hollie

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  9. Woah! Ashley!
    We had an Australian exchange teacher in grade 4 and he made us fairy bread with white frosting. I haven’t seen it or had it since!

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  10. This would be awesome with white frosting instead of peanut butter. My mom would put leftover frosting from a can on white bread when I was young. I love it! And with sprinkles? How great would that be!

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  11. Ok first of all, this is the cutest thing ever! Such a fun idea. And I’m so happy I found your blog!
    I’m visiting from Gaby’s and really loving every sing post I’ve seen so far! looking forward to following along with you! xx5 stars

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  12. Cute. I love the colored sprinkles. Sometimes I make a sandwich with two different colored breads and cut the middle out with a symmetrical cookie cutter, then flip over the cut out and put it back in place. Nice blog…

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  13. This is super cute! I lived in Australia as an au pair for 6 months, and fairy bread is big over there. Once I got over what a weird combination it is, I grew to love it and I miss it now.

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  14. I’ll be honest, I was always a little grossed out by the idea of fairy bread. But somehow by involving peanut butter you’ve made it totally palatable for me. Also, those cut-outs are insanely adorable.

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