A skillet full of glazed honey roasted carrots (candied carrots!) with some minced chives sprinkled over the top.

Spicy Honey Roasted Carrots

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


Honey Roasted Carrots (or candied carrots, as we like to call them) are a sweet, delicious, and healthy vegetable side dish. The easy to make carrots are coated in a honey glaze then roasted until tender and caramelized. They are totally addictive!



  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon each: sea salt and pepper
  • 1/81/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 lbs. carrots (about 12 medium), cut into 2-inch lengths
  • Minced chives, to garnish


  1. Turn your oven on to 425 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter in a large ovenproof skillet (see notes) over medium-high heat. Add the honey, salt, pepper, and cayenne and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Add the carrots and toss to coat in the sauce.
  3. Place the carrots in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. If you’d like some dark spots on your carrots, broil for the last 2-3 minutes. Be careful as they burn quickly.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven and continue to cook the carrots for 2 minutes over medium-high heat on your stovetop to caramelize the honey. Once the sauce just barely starts to darken, remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Sprinkle with some minced chives and serve.


If you don’t have a large ovenproof pan, you can start these on the stove top then transfer the carrots to a baking sheet to cook in the oven.