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Homemade Candied Carrots in White Bowl

One Pot Candied Carrots

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Quick and easy candied carrots recipe, homemade with simple ingredients over stovetop in 20 minutes. Loaded with honey, brown sugar, orange zest, cinnamon.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade candied carrots
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 People
Calories 132
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2- 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp Orange zest Can be omitted if you don't like orange flavor
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1 bag Baby carrots 1 pound bag


  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Nuts Such as chopped pecans or walnuts


  • Heat butter in a large nonstick pot or pan over medium-high heat until fully melted.
  • Add brown sugar, honey, water, cinnamon, orange zest, salt, pepper.
  • Mix and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium and mix in carrots.
  • Let the carrots cook (uncovered) until tender and liquid/ syrup is reduced and thickened. This takes about 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with some brown sugar and chopped nuts. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated in the microwave or stovetop. 


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg