1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Grease and line a 27x13cm slice pan with baking paper, allow paper to overhang edges of the pan.
2. Combine sifted flour, dates, sugar and coconut together in a bowl. Add melted butter, golden syrup and egg. Mix together until just combined.
3. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and press gently. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
4. Cool in pan for 5 minutes then while still warm, mark into slices, allow to cool in the pan completely before using the overhanging baking paper to lift slice out of pan.