Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or spray the pan with cooking spray.
Place carrots in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, butter, black pepper, garlic powder, salt and honey. Pour the mixture over the carrots and toss to coat. Spread carrots evenly on the baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven 30-35 minutes or until carrots reach desired tenderness. Use a fork to check. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.
If you don't have baby carrots on hand, you can peel whole carrots and cut evenly into sticks. The cooking time may need to be adjusted.Alternative serving suggestion: Substitute maple syrup in place of honey and garnish with cooked and crumbled bacon.