Peel and slice 1 lb carrots into ½-inch pieces.
Add sliced carrots and 1 cup of water to a large skillet. Simmer for 10 minutes or until carrots are tender. Then, remove skillet from the stove. Drain water.
Return skillet with sliced carrots to the medium heat. Add 2 tbsp butter, 3 tbsp brown sugar, ¼ tsp salt and ⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper. Mix to combine. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat when the mixture of melted butter and brown sugar becomes thicker like a glaze.
Add the chopped parsley. Stir. Serve with your favorite dip or as a side dish.