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4.75 from 4 votes

Paw Paw Balls

Paw paw balls is another popular homemade sweet Here in Trinidad and Tobago. This green sugar ball drew a lot of attention due to its peculiar lime green look and distinct acquired taste.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: creole
Servings: 14
Calories: 14.66kcal
Author: Felix


  • 3 cups green paw paw papaya, grated
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp green colouring
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 cup water


  • Peel, seed and grate paw paw. Place grated paw paw in a cloth and squeeze out the juice.
  • Place paw paw and sugar in pot and add water. Heat over medium flame. Add colouring and lime juice and stir occasionally.
  • Lower the flame. Heat until most of the water evaporates and the mixture starts to gel then turn off the stove. Note: Pay close attention at this point because we don't want the mixture getting too hard.
  • Scoop up tablespoonfuls of the paw paw mixture and roll in granulated sugar. Set aside to cool.