They are definitely pretzel like, if you can overloook the non brown color- however these were a big hit dipped in mustard, as well as the kid concoction of melted cream cheese and butter! They did have the correct consistency (the pretzels-heh heh) and could be treated as the store bought type.
1 package of yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon salt
4-5 cups flour
Prezel salt (optional)
In a large bowl, combine water and yeast. Add sugar and salt, add flour until you have a stiff, plyable dough. Place on floured surface and put your kids to work- knead for 5-8 minutes. Shape as you like, just not too thick or it will burn and be raw in the middle! Brush with a beaten egg and sprinkle with salt-if desired.
Bake at 425 degrees for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. (ours took 10 minutes!)