Sprinkles Fairy Bread Sandwiches

Make any day a celebration! Just barely sweet, these sparkly sandwiches make a fun breakfast surprise, after-school snack, or party food.

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “Fairy Bread” in A Child’s Garden of Verses, fairy bread is a popular treat at children’s parties in Australia, New Zealand, and other little pockets of the world.

This recipe is from my book Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts. The photograph is previously unpublished.

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Sprinkles Fairy Bread Sandwich Recipe
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Category: Appetizers, Celebrations, cooking crafts, Easy, Fast!, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Snack of the Day!, Sprinkles!, Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts, sweet, vegetarian


Sprinkles Fairy Bread Sandwich Recipe


  • 8 slices bread
  • About 2 tablespoons unsalted butter,* at room temperature
  • About 1/2 cup nonpareils, jimmies, confetti, or sparkling sugar


  • *Butter is typically used for Fairy Bread, but other spreads work just as well. Cream cheese, jam, Nutella, and many other spreads are suitable for catching sprinkles.
  • Cut crusts off bread. Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of each slice. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes in 4 of the buttered slices.
  • Place the uncut slices, buttered side up, on a plate or over a bowl to catch excess sprinkles. Cover with sprinkles. Top with the cut-out slices, buttered side down.