Wash and slice carrots into sticks, or use about 2 pounds of baby carrots.
Heat skillet over medium-high heat. You want it pretty hot.
Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter and add carrots to the skillet. Sear them to get that pretty roasted color on them. It will take about 3-5 minutes
Once carrots have a little browning on them, turn the heat down to medium-low. Add more remaining 2 Tablespoons of butter. Add pure maple syrup, salt, and brown sugar. Toss until carrots are coated in glaze.
Cook carrots in the glaze uncovered for about 10 minutes, stirring often. The glaze will begin to reduce and get thick.
Remove carrots from skillet. Pour extra glaze over the carrots. Garnish with fresh herbs, ground black pepper, or nuts. Serve.