Halloween Fairy Bread is easy to make and the perfect treat for a Halloween party for kids. Bread, butter and sprinkles are all you need to make this classic Aussie party treat.
What is Fairy Bread?
If you hail from the northern hemisphere, it’s possible that you haven’t heard of fairy bread before. I’ve only learned about it recently myself.
Fairy bread is, quite simply, triangles of white bread slathered in butter and covered liberally in
sprinkles. It’s a popular treat in Australia where it’s traditionally served at birthday parties. Many of my Aussie-blogger friends say that a kids’ party just isn’t complete if fairy bread isn’t served.
I was in the bulk food store the other day, and I noticed they had some fun Halloween coloured sprinkles. Those got me thinking about Fairy Bread and I thought it would be fun to make some Halloween Fairy Bread with some of these Halloween sprinkles. Then I had another thought: instead of making triangles of Fairy Bread, I could make Halloween shaped Fairy Bread with my Halloween cookie cutters!
I know Halloween isn’t widely celebrated in Australia, so I don’t imagine too many of my Aussie followers will make this Halloween Fairy Bread. If Halloween IS a big deal where you live, and your kids have Halloween parties to go to, or if you have to send snacks in for the classroom Halloween party, you might just want to give our Halloween Fairy Bread a try.
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Ok. Let’s make some fairy bread!
To make our Halloween fairy bread, you’ll need:
- white bread
- Halloween Cookie Cutters
- softened butter
Making your fairy bread
To make a piece of fairy bread, generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Don’t skimp here, you want your sprinkles to stick.
Place your cookie cutter on top of the buttered side of the bread. Line it up in a way that there’s just white bread and no crust inside the cutting edge.
You might have to play with your cutter a bit to get it just right. My cutters fit perfectly inside my the crusts of my bread. Phew!
Press down firmly, making sure the cutter goes all the way through the bread. Wiggle or slide your cutter around against your cutting surface to make sure it goes all the way through.
Pop your shape out of the cookie cutter. Use the tip of a knife to nudge the bread out if it seems stuck.
At this point, you could sprinkle the sprinkles all over your buttered shape, but I found it easiest to just flip my shape (butter side down) into a plate of sprinkles.
Carefully lift up your shape, turn it over, and voila…
Halloween fairy bread!
Don’t they look fun?
Yay! Halloween Fairy Bread might just be the hit of the Halloween party this year!
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