We made soft pretzels a while back, and they turned out awesome! They weren't the prettiest pretzels ever, but they tasted so good. We used this recipe from CDKitchen.
It sounds intimidating, but it's not hard... and the results are so worth it!
Here are some of our pretzels before baking.
This isn't the best picture, but I let Colette spread butter on the baked pretzels. Then I sprinkled them with sea salt.