Here in Texas, Martin House have created a beer called Puppy Chow and it is amazing! To my mouth anyway.
On the can it says "Stout with powered sugar, chocolate, peanut butter and chex". It's an 8%ABV, dark and thick.
How would I even start to brew one of these myself?
I agree with all decisions that make beer! Otherwise, I'm no help. Sounds solid. I would love to vote for the pale ale, but I think the hops take a backseat to the malt with your choice of a golden ale.