Chocolate bark is easy to make, and it is a terrific gift to bring to a host or hostess. The key is good chocolate; use the best you can buy. The bark pictured above was made with Velrhona French chocolate, 70 percent cocoa. After melting the chocolate and spreading it over a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, pistachio nuts and dried cherries were sprinkled on top along with a little salt. Delicious.