Tulsa hot temperatures: Making smores in a pizza box using only the heat from the sun

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 17:49:47-04

What else can we melt, or make, during the hottest part of the day?

First, we melted crayons, which helped to show why it's important to wear lightly-colored clothing.

Then, we melted three different types of chocolate candy for no other reason than we thought it would be cool. We followed that up with melting organic and non-organic ice cream sandwiches to see which would melt first.

And now? We're making S'mores. In a pizza box. Without a fire. We started it around 2:25 p.m. and by 2:59 p.m. the temperature in Tulsa had hit 100 degrees.

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At the one-hour mark our solar oven had hit 165 degrees and the S'mores were ready to eat. Our taste-testers, Digital Producer Natalie Newport, Executive Producer Garrett Weindorf, News Director Michael McCardel and Chief Meteorologist Brett Anthony, were speechless about the goods. Probably because it was so gooey good.

Watch a timelapse of the S'mores cooking in the video player above.

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