Copper Carrot Pennies Recipe

Perfect as a lunch side dish, picnic must-have, or as a simple snack, Copper Carrot Pennies are a fun and tasty side dish, sure to please guests of all ages. With a copper hue courtesy of an out-of-this-world marinade, these tender, coin-sized carrots resemble pennies once they’re done, making them an amusing treat for kids and adults alike. 

A Few Key Ingredients:

  • Carrots - Large, fresh carrots are the way to go for this recipe.  
  • Tomato soup – This familiar and comforting soup adds acid and flavor to the dish.  
  • Salad Oil – Salad oil is a neutral-tasting vegetable oil.  

Because this dish doesn’t need to be kept warm {they’re served chilled, after all!}, plating and serving opportunities are endless. How you serve your Copper Carrot Pennies can vary based on where and when you’re serving them, and we offer many styles of serving bowls to fit your unique style.  

We love serving Copper Carrot Pennies in our Deco Gold Scallop Covered Bowl to add {just a touch} of glamor to the table. Our Signature White 9in Ruffle Bowl is a great neutral option that will blend seamlessly with your tablescape. Or, if you’re catering to a larger number of guests, our multifunctional Signature White Ruffle Pasta Bowl holds a {very} generous portion. 

To serve, spoon a serving on a dinner plate, or elevate the table setting by including a separate small bowl, like our Signature White Ruffle Flare Small Bowl or a Fundamental Wood Ruffle Small Bowl just for the carrots. 

Copper Carrot Pennies 

Serves 8 



  • 2-3 lbs carrots 
  • 1-2 onions, sliced in rings  
  • 1-2 green peppers, sliced in rings  


  • 1 can tomato  
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 3/4 cup dark vinegar  
  • 1/2 cup salad oil  
  • 1 tsp. mustard  
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire 
  • Salt, as needed 
  • Pepper, as needed 


Peel and slice carrots into even-sized circles. 

Boil carrots in salted water until tender. Do not overcook.  

Drain and cool slightly.  

In a bowl, alternate layers of carrots, onions, and peppers.  

Combine marinade ingredients and pour over vegetables.  

Cover and refrigerate overnight. 

Serve It Up

The white ceramic rabbit-shaped bowl features hand-painted white brushstrokes throughout, a generous serving size, and a handled lid for style and function.
This Signature Collection serving spoon features seven classic white knobs stacked along the handle, adding beauty and style to this serving piece.

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