Chinese New Year’s celebration wouldn’t be complete without sweet treats. It’s a special time of the year where you have an excuse to ditch that dietary rules out of the window and indulge in festive goodies such as pineapple tarts, Nian Gao, cookies and more. Here’s our list of Chinese New Year goodies that are guaranteed to wow your family and friends:

Pan-fried Soy Milk New Year Cake with Soya Bean Crisps

Available at all Si Chuan Dou Hua outlets.

Price: $28.80
Availability: Now to 5 March 2015

Using soya beans as a core ingredient, the layered Pan- fried Soy Milk New Year Cake with Soya Bean Crisps is a nutritious dessert that wraps up the Chinese New Year feasting on a wholesome note. Soya milk is infused in all three layers of the ‘Nian Gao’, while ‘dou miao’ (豆苗) gives the middle layer its beautiful jade green colour. The auspicious dessert is served with a dip of soya bean crisps for a delicious crunch.

Bakwa Tau Sar Piah

Available at all Thye Moh Chan outlets.

Price: $1.80 per piece
Availability: Now to 5 March 2015

One of our favourite Chinese New Year goodies this year has to be the novel creation of Bakwa Tau Sar Piah. Each handcrafted piece presents the trinity of fragrant flaky pastry with delightful mung bean filling and nuggets of bak kwa (barbecued pork slices); a must-have delicacy at every lunar new year celebration. Experience the heavenly combination of smoky sweet-savoury marinated barbequed meat with salty tau sar in every bite.

Durian ‘Nian Gao’ Roll

The Deli, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221; Tel: 6730 1786

Price: $28++ for two rolls (takeaway), $18++ for six slices (dine-in)
Availability: Now to 5 March 2015

Fans of the thorny fruit can rejoice with the hotel’s new creation of luscious D24 durian paste embraced by layers of divine ‘gula Melaka’-infused ‘nian gao’ and sprinkled with coconut flakes.

Summers Blush Pineapple Cakes

SunnyHills at Raffles, #03-05, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719; Tel: 8522 9605

Price: $32 for 10 pieces
Availability: Now to 5 March 2015

For this Lunar New Year, SunnyHills launches a limited edition Summers Blush Pineapple Cakes. Using only the highly sought after summer harvested Taiwan native pineapples, for its robust sweetness. The pineapples are patiently slow-cooked and aged at a controlled temperature to mellow the paste into a taste like no other. Combined not just with butter, but Echire, a French AOP butter that is fermented slowly to give the pastry a lush creaminess and extra buttery texture. It’s a sweet treat you don’t want to miss this year.

Chilled Pomelo Aloe Vera Pudding with Steamed Red Date Nian Gao

Shang Palace, Lobby Level, Tower Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350; Tel: 6213 4448/4473

Price: $51.35
Availability: Now to 17 February 2015

Chilled Pomelo Aloe Vera Pudding with Steamed Red Date Nian Gao is the choice for those seeking healthier options. Each set consists of a pudding made with pomelo and aloe vera, dubbed as the “plant of immortality” as well as a nutritious Nian Gao blended with red dates, which has long been heralded as a superfood for its rich nutritional value.

Layered Cake with Custard topped with Golden Flakes

Feng Shui Inn, Crockfords Tower, level G2, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269; Tel: 6577 6688

Price: $48 per portion
Availability: Now to 5 March 2015

Usher in the Year of the Goat with Feng Shui Inn’s Layered Cake with Custard topped with Golden Flakes. The pastry chefs have given the traditional ‘nian gao’ a modern twist. Made up of intricate layers of smooth custard cream and coconut chunks topped with another layer of the sweet and chewy traditional ‘nian gao’, this sweet treat will satisfy any sweet tooth at this year Chinese New Year celebration.

“Flourishing Fortune” Steamed Black-eyed Pea Cake with Golden Pumpkin

Available at all Peony Jade outlets.

Price: $38.88 (serves up to 15 guests, and approximately 1 kg in weight)
Availability: Now to 5 March 2015

Peony Jade ups the ante with the “FLOURISHING FORTUNE” Steamed Black-eyed Pea Cake with golden pumpkin. The traditional carrot / taro cake or woo tau koh is a Cantonese favourite associated with soaring great heights in the word “koh” 糕 (高). At Peony Jade, it is reinvented with the welcome additions of golden pumpkin, mushroom and jin hua ham. The gold in the sweet golden pumpkin, symbolising prosperity and abundance, and the naturally salty jin hua ham, are used to enhance the flavour of the handmade taro paste.

Prune Kueh Lapis

Available at www.yangyang.com.sg or at Takashimaya CNY Fair (B2 Atrium) & Vivo City CNY Fair (Level 1 outside Tangs)

Price: $55 for whole cake or $35 for half a cake
Availability: Now to 17 February 2015

It is getting harder to find traditional pastries that are authentic and delicious – just like those during childhood. Yang Yang Cookies brings back some nostalgia with its Prune Kueh Lapis this Lunar New Year. Baked by Yang Yang Auntie, the prune Kueh Lapis is meticulously made layer by layer based on a traditional recipe passed down from the Yang family through the generations.

Prosperity Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream and Dried Longan

The Fullerton Cake Boutique, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178; Tel: 6877 8943

Price: $58+ for 6 pieces
Availability: Now to 5 March 2015

The little ones will favour The Fullerton Hotel’s Prosperity Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream and Dried Longan. With a moist and spongy texture, each cupcake consists generous fresh pineapple fillings which give a refreshingly sweet taste.

Taiwan Songshan Pineapple Cakes

Available at all Din Tai Fung outlets.

Price: $7.50 for box of 3 pieces or $23.80 for box of 10 pieces
Availability: Now to 5 March 2015

Make a sweet start to the year with Din Tai Fung’s well-loved pineapple cakes. Air-flown from Taiwan, these freshly-baked treats are filled with Taiwan’s Songshan pineapples, which are famous for their rich fragrance and low acidity. Free of preservatives and trans-fat, they certainly make a perfect guilt-free snack or gift for friends and family during this celebrated season.

100 Blessings of Good Fortune

The Shop at mezza9, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211; Tel: 6887 5492

Price: $288 per box
Availability: Now to 4 March 2015

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Grand Hyatt Singapore’s premium 100 Blessings of Good Fortune (百福图) 100-piece gourmet praline gift set. Featuring column after column of auspicious well wishes, each piece in this unique gift box is embossed individually with one out of a hundred character styles of “Fu/福”; some dating to the late Zhou and early Qing dynasty (221-206 BC). This elegant Chinese graphology-inspired set includes dark, milk and white Swiss chocolates encasing six different flavours such as cognac, Earl Grey, mint, mocha, orange, and peanut butter. The character “Fu/福” is a union of meanings including wealth, prosperity, longevity and happiness. This word is commonly used as a symbolic motif for festive and joyous events as it represents good fortune, making it the perfect gift for family, friends and business partners.