For a different taste, instead of coarse salt, use sesame seeds, poppy seeds, Parmesan or cinnamon sugar. To get the shiny brown crunchy shell, it's important to cook in boiling soda water for 30 seconds. Cooking it too long will make the pretzel too chewy. Also, allow enough time to rise at room temperature, or else they will rise too much in the oven. This sauce is good on anything: broccoli, tacos, burgers... the list is endless!