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9 Pretty & Cute Chinese New Year Snacks For 2021 That Taste As Good As They Look

9 Pretty & Cute Chinese New Year Snacks For 2021 That Taste As Good As They Look

Lifestyle Food
By Wei Yin on 21 Jan 2021
Digital Editor

We previously wrote about the adorable cow-shaped pineapple tarts but if you didn't get a chance to purchase some, don't fret.


Here's a list of nine pretty and cute CNY snacks for 2021 that taste as good as they look. Get your hands on these soon before they sell out too.

Check them out below!

#1 Bonheur Patisserie Sg

Bonheur Sg CNY macarons in a dim sum basketPhoto from @bonheur_sg via Instagram

Usher in "niu" year with Bonheur Patisserie Sg's CNY-themed macarons! Each set comes with eight macarons featuring auspicious designs like pineapple and money bag, and words like fa and wang.

The intricate ox, sakura, koi fish and pineapple designs will surely blow your guests away. Flavours for the macarons include pistachio, orange, vanilla and sesame.

Bonheur Sg CNY macarons on traysPhoto from @bonheur_sg via Instagram


These macarons also come in a dim sum basket so they are ready for all the photos you will want to take once you receive them!

Each set costs $48 and pre-orders are open till 31 January 2021 while stocks last.

Send Bonheur Patisserie Sg a DM on Instagram here to order.

#2 Annabella Patisserie

Annabella Patisserie CNY macarons towerPhoto from Annabella Patisserie

Annabella Patisserie is known for their macarons and their CNY-themed macarons for this year are also a must-get!

Their Macaron Towers are available in Prosperity or Abundance and both come with 46 macarons each, featuring lucky words and the 12 zodiac animals.

Annabella Patisserie 12 zodiac animals macaronsPhoto from Annabella Patisserie


If 46 macarons are too much for you to finish on your own, go for this box of 12 macarons in designs of the zodiac animals, perfect for CNY.

Prices are discounted now, ranging from $32.80 to $168.

Shop Annabella Patisserie here.

#3 Laa Laa Patisserie 

Laa Laa Patisserie CNY tartsPhoto from @laalaapatisserie via Instagram

Do you prefer desserts that are more elegant-looking so you can wow all your aunties and uncles who come over for CNY visits? Get Laa Laa Patisserie's Lunar New Year tarts!

These mini tarts are not just aesthetically pleasing. The flavours these tarts come in will also impress even the pickiest relatives you have.

Close up on Laa Laa Patisserie CNY tartsPhoto from Laa Laa Patisserie


The eight tarts come in these CNY inspired flavours: carrot cake orange curd, osmanthus soy, yuzu and lime, oolong panna cotta and lavender mousse, orange and dark chocolate mousse, nian gao with pine nuts, red dates/longan pudding with gingko and hojicha latte, and ondeh ondeh.

Each box costs $48.80 and orders will close on 10 February 2021.

WhatsApp 8361 5533 to order.

#4 ByKaylary 

ByKaylary ox madeleines Photo from @bykaylary via Instagram

ByKalary sells french madeleines with a twist and these are absolutely too cute to resist! The ox madeleines are perfect for the Year of the Ox and will surely delight both young and old.

ByKalary ingot madeleinesPhoto from @bykaylary via Instagram

You can also choose to purchase ingot madeleines dusted with gold flakes to bring you all the huat this CNY.


The madeleines come in two CNY inspired flavours - pineapple and red date longan.

Each box costs $36 (12 ox/9 ingots) and will contain a mix of both flavours.

Place an order by filling in this form here.

#5 Janice Wong

Janice Wong CNY Koi Photo from Janice Wong

Janice Wong's newly launched handcrafted chocolates are a feast for the eyes! Each Chocolate Koi is hand painted, coated with single-origin Equateur 76% dark chocolate, then filled with Praline Feuilletine and candied orange.

In case you didn't know, koi represents good luck and fortune so these will surely make luxe gifts that will give your loved one a pleasant surprise!

Janice Wong chocolate koi in a boxPhoto from Janice Wong


Choose from a set of two or three and they will be exquisitely packaged in a glass or paper box together with ingots to bring prosperity to yourself, or your receiver.

Each box costs $55 (a box of three) or $78 (a box of two).

Shop Janice Wong here.

#6 25Grams Bakery

25Grams Bakery fortune cookiesPhoto from 25Grams Bakery

Fortune cookies are also a must-have for CNY but 25Grams Bakery's are not your usual fortune cookies. They come dipped in chocolate in a variety of designs and you will probably find them too pretty to eat!

Each set of six cookies are packaged in a dim sum basket so you can just place it on your dining table as decoration once you receive it.

25Grams Bakery giant fortune cookiePhoto from 25Grams Bakery


If you are looking for something more extravagant so you can gift it to someone special, get the Giant Stuffed Fortune Cookie!

It comes in an auspicious red with gold brush strokes for that extra huat and contains five mini fortune cookies in it.

Each box costs $38 (fortune cookies in dim sum basket) or $45 (giant fortune cookie).

Shop 25Grams Bakery here.

#7 Butter Studio

Butter Studio CNY cupcakesPhoto from Butter Studio

Butter Studio's CNY cupcakes featuring designs such as firecrackers and flowers will earn you praises from your guests!

These beautiful cupcakes come in three flavours - chocolate, vanilla and red velvet.


Butter Studio cheongsam cakePhoto from Butter Studio

Their Cheongsam Cakelet is equally impressive! It's a red velvet cake coated in silky pink buttercream, then frosted in a cheongsam inspired design. This is the perfect dessert to enjoy with your guests during CNY.

Prices for the cupcakes and cakelet range from $22.90 to $55.

Shop Butter Studio here.


Peach Blossoms Yuan Yang nian gaoPhoto from PARKROYAL COLLECTION

Peach Blossoms at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay is selling these adorable Yuan Yang Ox-shaped Sesame Nian Gao.

Nian gao symbolises prosperity and these ox-shaped ones are especially apt for the "niu" year! Gift this to a loved one to wish them good luck and these will definitely bring a smile to your receiver's face.


A box containing two pieces of nian gao costs $83.45.

Shop here.

#9 Milo & Pepper

Milo & Pepper year of the ox treats setPhoto from @_miloandpepper via Instagram

If you think there can't possibly be any more cute CNY snacks, Milo & Pepper will prove you wrong! Their Year of the Ox Treats Set includes both sweet and savoury snacks and they come in adorable designs.

It contains two Moo Moo & Red Lantern Chocolate Cake Pops, two Mandarin Orange Mini Baked Vanilla Donuts, two Pineapple Mini Baked Vanilla Donuts, three Yuzu Osmanthus Goji Berries Tarts, three Cheese Pineapple Tarts, three Green Pea Cookies, four Coffee Almond Crunch, and Orange & Pineapple Meringues.

Milo & Pepper treats set in a boxPhoto from @_miloandpepper via Instagram

That cow cake pop is definitely the highlight of the set!