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Candy-Coated Carrots Recipe

Getting my kids to eat vegetables was a problem for me... until I came up with this recipe that easily dresses up carrots with a sweet, tangy glaze.—Lavonne Hartel, Williston, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 pound baby carrots, peeled
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a saucepan, cook carrots in a small amount of water until crisp-tender; drain and keep warm. In the same saucepan, cook butter and brown sugar until bubbly. Stir in lemon juice, hot pepper sauce and salt. Return carrots to pan and heat through. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 128 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2017

"My husband, my kids and my daughters best friend love these carrots. Everytime I make them, they get 2nds. My kids are really picky! Thanks!"

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