Add the yeast to the warm water and stir until muddy, let it sit till it foams on top.
Pour into a standing mixer and add the sugar and salt. Slowly add the flour, one cup at a time until it’s all mixed in and no longer sticky. Place the dough on a floured counter top and roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Use a pizza or dough cutter to slice into strips.
Wrap the dough into the traditional pretzel form or into sticks, let your kids make their own shapes!
I sprayed my pretzels with Pam (butter flavor) to get a more crisp outside, then baked them at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until light brown. You can also sprinkle with coarse salt, garlic powder, chopped onion, or any other favorite spice or herb! I used garlic powder for mine.