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Candied carrots with a spoon and parsley

Candied Carrots

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 247kcal
Author: Shannon Johanson
Candied Carrots are the perfect side dish for all your Holiday meals. Sautéed and caramelized with a combination of amazing flavors, each bite will be better than the last.


  • 2 lbs carrots peeled and sliced on an angle
  • ½ cup spiced rum
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter divided
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • Fresh chopped parley for garnish


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat add butter and let melt. Pour in peeled and sliced carrots and sauté 6-8 minutes, just until carrots are tender.
  • Transfer carrots to a plate and set aside.
  • Using the same skillet reduce heat to medium and pour in spiced rum. Whisk about 10 seconds and then add in brown sugar, butter, garlic salt, pepper, cinnamon, and chili powder. Bring to a light boil then reduce heat until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Pour the carrots back into the skillet, toss to coat and garnish with fresh parsley.


If you want to omit the spiced rum, use 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract and a ¼ tsp nutmeg in its place.


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 25530IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.6mg