Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Baby Carrots

Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots—talk about yummy. You can make sweet-tasting baby carrots at home. These are a favorite of many, the perfect side dish for any meal. Two of the qualities I love the most about carrots is that they are always in season, and they are inexpensive. If you don’t have baby cut carrots, just regular size carrots, you can use those. Simply cut them into 1-inch lengths.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Baby Carrots

Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Baby Carrots

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Side Dish Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Baby Carrots

Serve carrots alongside your favorite entree. The kids will enjoy the little baby carrots. These carrots are tasty and so easy to make!


  • 2 pounds fresh baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg (optional)


Rinse carrots and place in a 2-quart saucepan. Pour in enough water to just cover the top of the carrots. Cover the pan with a lid, place on medium heat, and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, until the carrots are tender when pricked with a fork.

When carrots are tender, pour off half of the water. Add the margarine, sugar, and salt and place the lid back on the pan. Cook until completely tender but not mushy. More salt may be added if needed. For a little flair, add a pinch of ground nutmeg.

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  • Rod

    How do they make their grilled cheese sandwiches? Great!

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  • Kristy Weaver Dickens

    Thank You! My daughter LOVES Cracker Barrel Carrots. I made these for dinner tonight and they are just perfect. She happily chowed down and asked for seconds.

    • stephaniemanley

      It’s a great feeling when you family loves your meals.

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  • Nanasplace

    Why didn’t you have printed the rest of the chocolate cobbler recipe? I got half of it and then it said to text for more. I have no one to text so how can I get the rest of this recipe. Shirley y Indiana

  • Jlzack

    Printed this for my mom, she tried them, excited about them. they were not a hit. tasted like carrots, that’s it. nothing special to them at all. thumbs down, won’t make again

  • Hcbartley

    w?hy does the printer have to print out 5 pages of garbage before it actually prints the recipe

    • Stephanie

      I am sorry this is currently happening, we are in the middle of updating the website, and we didn’t have this featured ironed out completely before the site was made live.

    • ashleezona

      Click and highlight the recipe, then click file, print, and when the print dialog box opens, there’s a button labeled ‘selection’, check that, and click print. It’s not glamorous, or beautifully formatted, but you only print the area that you have highlighted.

    • Anonymous

      Have you tried using the print button.

  • Lindsey

    I worked for cracker barrel, the recipe is accurate above. There is no bacon fat in it or honey. Just a bunch of butter/margarine, brown sugar, little bit of salt and some water. Thats it.

    • Reginamcr

      How do they make the roast beef.? I’m new at cooking it and didn’t do good whe I did.. What cut of eat is it? That would be such a help! Thanks

    • Rodney

      Lindsey, How did C. B. make their grilled cheese sandwiches? They are very good.

  • Bonnie

    How many does this recipe serve?

    • Stephanie

      This makes 4 to 6 servings.

  • connie fortune

    The “original recipe” I have uses 2# baby carrots,1tsp. salt,1tsp. bacon drippings,1/4c. br. sugar,packed,1/4c. melted butter, and 1/4c. HONEY. melt bacon drippings in pot. Add carrots and enough water to cover carrots THEN PROCEED with the rest of the recipe on this site!